Andrew B. Howard, Esq.

Professional Experience

Andrew B. Howard, a founding member of the firm, practices extensively in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level. Andrew is actively involved in the areas of land use planning, municipal law, complex commercial and residential real estate law and lending, business organization and planning, and estate planning. Andrew is Corporation Counsel for the City of Hudson, municipal counsel to the Towns of Canaan, Clermont, Kinderhook and Taghkanic, and General Counsel to the Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC). Andrew provides counsel to not-for-profit and for profit corporations throughout the region. Since 2011, Andrew has consistently been named to Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Super Lawyers”. Andrew routinely lectures at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on issues involving litigation and municipal law. Andrew presently serves as President of the Columbia County Bar Association.


• B.A., cum laude, Government – St. Lawrence University (1991).
• J.D., cum laude - Albany Law School of Union University (1994).

Bar Admissions and Associations

• 1994 Courts of the State of New York, Appellate Division
Third Department
• 1995 U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
• 1998 U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
• 1998 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
• Columbia County Bar Association
• New York State Bar Association

Honors and Awards

• 1998 NYS Lawyers Fund For Client Protection
Appreciation Award
• 2011-2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
• 2012 St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame

Community Involvement

• Columbia County Bar Association, President
• Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
• Columbia Clippers Travel Baseball, Past President
• Friends of the Choir, Cathedral of All Saints, Past President
• Northern Columbia Little League, Past Director
• Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Lector
• CEDC Micro-Business Program, Instructor 

• New York State Bar Association, Instructor
• National Business Institute, Instructor
• American Institute of Banking, Instructor

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