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Howard Mark File

Howard Mark File

Practice areas:

Condominium - HOA, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Landlord & Tenant

About Me

The founding partner of the firm which succeeded the partnership of Lee, File, and Amtzis, Howard File is well known in the legal profession as an expert in Real Estate transactions and litigation, having been involved in many novel and precedent setting real estate, foreclosure, easement, encroachment, landlord/tenant and contract cases during his 30 years of practice.


In addition, Mr. File has wide-ranging experience and skills in Divorce and Family Law as well as all aspects of commercial litigation.


Presently, Mr. File represents over 60 condominium and cooperative boards, as well as several large commercial and residential developers and contractors.


A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. 1974 and Northeastern Law School J.D. 1977, he was admitted to the New York Bar in 1978 and is also admitted in all New York Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the State of Pennsylvania.  Mr. File was former Chairman of the Richmond County Civil Court Committee and is currently a member of the New York State and Staten Island Trial Lawyers Associations.


Mr. File is an active litigator in all New York Courts, predominantly in Staten Island where he has developed a reputation for hard work and a broad knowledge of the law.  While aggressive in court, he is noted among his peers as warm and friendly with clients and adversaries alike.  He has been married to his lovely wife Robin for over 30 years and has two children who will shortly be embarking on their own legal careers.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    39 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    39 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    39 years
  4. Condominium - HOA: 25%
    39 years

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Contact Info

File Howard M Esq

260 Christopher Lane
Staten Island, NY, 10314



NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Richmond County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Staten Island Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
State University New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974