About Me

 For more than 15 years, I have referred leases to Howard. Every client for whom Howard has negotiated a lease has been extremely pleased with every aspect of his representation — his speed, quality, expert knowledge, responsiveness, strategic thinking and drafting, and his tenacious negotiating style. I would not put my own business at risk by referring my clients to anyone who has less than 110% of my confidence. And Howard has business-sense. He knows how to apply that sense to emerging issues in a lease negotiation and how to bring parties together where other pressures might be driving them apart. I look forward to another 15 years of Howard negotiating leases for my clients.

Jason Smith
Tenant Advisory Group
Senior Vice President and Principal
GVA Kidder Mathews

Howard has been a "preferred provider" for our franchisee and corporate leases for more than four years. His knowledge of leasing strategy and his ability to apply that knowledge to business objectives is unsurpassed. He has had notable successes in obtaining high-quality leases from major national landlords and REITs, as well as from local owners. Our franchisees enjoy working with Howard, as do I.

Michael Atwell
Vice President of Real Estate
Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.
Detroit, Michigan

Over the years, as financial officer for new technology companies, I have been responsible for acquiring high-quality office space. When I control the decision on legal representation, Howard is my choice. At least ten leases, maybe more, since 1999. Quality, value, responsiveness — I could not ask for more or better.

Chris Dishman, founder
Denali Financial Consulting
Seattle, Washington

Watching Howard negotiate one of my leases was an eye-opener. I was astounded by the number of aggressive positions that he identified, pushed back, and improved. The lease Howard negotiated for me highlighted weaknesses in my other leases. Now, regrettably, some of those weaknesses have emerged as problems — which I could have avoided by more knowledgeable negotiating and drafting. With Howard on my team now, I will not repeat those mistakes.

John Schmidt
Greenlake Bar & Grill
Lake Forest Bar & Grill
Eastlake Bar & Grill

Howard has been negotiating our leases for more than 15 years. His knowledge and professionalism are unsurpassed. In this tough economy, where a business needs to get the most for its money, Howard has come through again and again.

Ken Monahan
Director of Lease Management
Anchor Blue
Corona, CA

I have worked with Howard on a number of commercial leases over the last decade. He has always been exceptionally responsive and has consistently provided sound, practical advice. I would strongly recommend Howard, especially to other entrepreneurs who may be looking for the services of a seasoned legal professional who can provide personalized attention at an affordable price.

Shirish Nadkarni
Livemocha and TeamOn Systems