Law Offices of Howard Stern
Law Offices of Howard Stern

Our Attorneys

Our clients know that our Firm's 35+ plus years in New York Real Estate means 'peace of mind', 'confidence', 'trust' . Read our profiles below to get to know us better.




Mr. Stern is an acknowledged expert whose depth of knowledge, in regards to all matters relating to New York Real Estate, is unparalleled. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978 and founded the Law Offices of Howard Stern in 1986. He is responsible for the firm's overall management and supervision.

Mr. Stern handles client matters ranging from highly complex negotiations to straight-forward issues with a high level of professionalism and seasoned finesse. His ability to bring transactions to a successful and satisfactory conclusion is renowned in the industry.


Mr. Stern is Administrator for the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) Legal Plan for small property owners and is uniquely qualified in the following practice areas:

  • Real Estate Transactions, Residential & Commercial
  • Purchase & Sale of Apartment Buildings, Condominiums, Co-operative Apartments
  • Purchase, Sale or Lease of Commercial/Retail properties
  • New York City Rent Regulations
  • Non-Payment & Holdover proceedings, Residential & Commercial
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Personal Injury Litigation and Defense
  • Insurance - Second seating claims issues, Plaintiff and Defendant representation
  • Civil Recovery Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contract Law


As Administrator for the RSA Legal Plan, Mr. Stern oversees the designated Law Firms who assist Plan members with Landlord-Tenant and New York City Regulatory issues together with other real estate related matters.


He teaches, lectures and holds regular Seminars for Small Property Owners at the Rent Stabilization Association headquarters in downtown Manhattan. He moderates and lectures on relevant NYC Housing issues for CLE credits at courses/seminars hosted by the RSA. Mr. Stern has lectured for Small Property Owners of New York (SPONY) and various brokerage houses. He is regularly quoted in publications such as Real Estate Weekly, New York Magazine, Blackstone Publishing and the Real Deal.


Mr. Stern has represented major banks including Barclays Bank of New York and currently represents several Private Lenders.



  • New York Real Estate Journal
  • NY Real Estate Weekly
  • RSA Reporter (Ask The Administrator column)
  • The Real Deal
  • New York Magazine
  • Blackstone Publishing



  • New York Law School
  • City College of the City University of New York
  • Bronx High School of Science


Real Estate Instructor:

  •  New York State Licensed Real Estate Instructor



  • Westchester County Fire Advisory Board to the County Executive
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Sub-Committee Real Estate Financing
  • Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


Public Service:
Mr. Stern serves his local community as

  • Westchester County Fire Advisory Board to the County Executive
  • Fire Commissioner
  • Volunteer Fire Fighter




Mr. D'Onofrio joined the Law Firm of Howard Stern in 1994. He is a well-established real estate attorney with excellent litigation skills whose comprehensive knowledge, keen insight, attention to detail and professional integrity are highly regarded.


He manages the firm's general operations, oversees special projects and assists clients with  matters requiring legal expertise in the following practice areas:

  • Housing Court Matters
  • Civil Recovery Litigation
  • Holdovers
  • Non-payment
  • Landlord-Tenant Litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Estates



  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • Queens College. BA



  • New York State Bar Association

Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us by phone at (914) 683-0505 or via our convenient contact form.

Contact Us

Westchester Office:

2 William Street

Suite 304

White Plains, NY 10601

Tel: (914) 683-0505

Fax:(914) 683-0508



NYC Offices:

We can meet with you in

Downtown NYC or

Midtown NYC locations.

Call (212) 682-0505

for information/appointment.


Or use our contact form.

Office Hours

We can be reached during regular business hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm.


By Appointment Only.


Our offices are closed in observance of major National Holidays.

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