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Howard B Leopold

Debt collection Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   41 reviews

also known as Leopold Law, L.L.C.


Licensed for 31 years

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

New Jersey divorce attorney Howard B. Leopold focuses his practice on matters related to family law. He also can handle cases in the areas of complex commercial litigation, personal injury, collections, and real estate. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he has obtained admission to the New Jersey and New York Bars. Mr. Leopold received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Albany Law School. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing law, starting with his work in the litigation department of a New York City law firm. Before founding Leopold Law, he also worked for four years at a New Jersey firm.

Mr. Leopold recognizes that family law proceedings may take an emotional toll on a family, particularly if children or significant assets are involved. He can advocate for you in disputes involving child custody, child support, alimony (spousal support), property division, and more. A New Jersey court will determine custody according to the best interests of the child, but there are many factors that go into its analysis. Thus, it is important to retain a child custody attorney who can present your position in a persuasive manner and make sure that your child’s future is protected.

Similarly, the laws governing the division of assets and debts following a divorce provide for significant discretion and flexibility. Rather than automatically dividing a couple’s marital property exactly equally, as some states do, New Jersey allows courts to use a principle called “equitable distribution.” Marital property is divided in a way that is fair, but this may not result in an even division in some cases. The process may be particularly complex when a couple has substantial assets, such as real estate, investments, or businesses. To safeguard your interests and build a sturdy financial future, you should consult an equitable distribution lawyer who can identify all of the marital assets and explain why they should be divided in the manner that you propose.

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is an area of New Jersey law that is frequently changing. Mr. Leopold stays up to date with the latest developments and can help clients fight for an alimony amount that is fair and appropriate. If you need to modify alimony payments or child support, he can assist you with the legal process of showing that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred in your life or the life of your former spouse. (Modifications to child custody arrangements also may be sought when needed, and knowledgeable representation by a New Jersey divorce lawyer is a critical tool to have on your side in these situations.)

When he is not advocating for the rights of his clients, Mr. Leopold gains great satisfaction from his participation in community organizations. He has judged high school moot court competitions, helping young people develop skills that may make them strong future attorneys. He also has served as the President of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus/CBT and as the Vice-President of the Oradell Little League. Mr. Leopold spends much of his time with his four children, whom he has coached in baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball.

Licensed for 31 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1991
Updated 06/28/2022

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Leopold Law, LLC
3 University Plaza Drive
#410
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-6218
Leopold Law, L.L.C.
460 Park Ave 12th Floor
New York, NY, 10022
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Posted by Anthony | October 18, 2022
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5 Stars +
Howard recently represented me in a real estate settlement case and successfully vacated two large financial judgements against me. His attention to detail and experience helped to win the case. Howard was collaborative in his efforts in representing me, making precise recommendations to prove my innocence in the case. His thoroughness and correspondence was efficient and timely, ensuring I was always in the loop. I’m grateful for his support and professionalism and would highly recommend.
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Posted by Tracy | September 12, 2022
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Howard Leopold
He help me win my DV case against someone that was a mentally ill. The rate was fine as well. I definitely recommend Howard Leopold.
Posted by Jon | August 31, 2022
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strongly recommend
Mr. Leopold took our very complicated case of corporate dissolution and claim for damages. There was discovery of 30 years of documents, conflicts and intricacies of corporate statutes. He handled it extremely well (by himself) and got us a very good result. Most important (as a lapsed lawyer myself) he took the time to listen to his clients and found nuances in the case which I believe directly impacted his success. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lauren | April 18, 2022
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A total lifesaver!!
Howard handled my divorce with complete care and professionalism. My ex-husband refused to sign the papers and Howard assured me he would still get the divorce done. Howard was able to get my husband to sign and he had my divorce finalized within 6 months. I cannot thank him enough for helping leave a bad situation and start my life over. Extremely responsive day and night!
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Posted by Amanda | April 7, 2022
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Amazing at what he does!
Really enjoyed working with Mr. Leopold. He was very upfront and honest which is always appreciated. He also communicated very effectively every step of the way. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish. Thank you! I’d give more than 5 stars if possible.
Posted by Frank | February 25, 2022
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Great at what he does!
This was my first time selling a home and Howard made an extremely daunting and difficult process way easier than I ever expected. Howard was kind, quick, easy to get in touch with, clear and had my best interest in mind during this process. I would be very happy to work with him again in the future.
Posted by Samuel | February 16, 2022
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Military Divorce
Mr. Leopold is an astute professional that is caring and understanding. He is well versed in his practice and an outstanding Attorney.
Posted by Jen | November 15, 2021
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Excellent work
Howard is an amazing attorney. He answered my questions and took care of my legal issues with diligence and speed. I greatly appreciate his help.
Posted by Colleen | October 14, 2021
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Howard Leopold is family law at its finest
Mr. Leopold is a superb attorney. He helped me every step of the way, making sure my case was properly heard. His attention to detail and level of commitment is amazing. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Jacqueline | July 31, 2021
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Divorce and debt collection
Leopold has represented me twice, and if I have a other case i will be so happy to work with him again. He is very professional, welcoming, so patient, always available, flexible, and always willing to work it out with you when it’s come to pricing. He is just very Human.
Posted by Armando | June 22, 2021
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Best Lawyer
Mr, Leopold, was very direct and inform me of every step, my issue was solved in no time at all, I would recommend Mr. Leopold to family and friend
Posted by Christal | May 5, 2021
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Would recommend
Posted on another platform, but wanted to share my experience here as well. Mr. Leopold provided excellent counsel. He was readily available for any questions and concerns I might have had during the course of my case. My case was handled expeditiously, and with great care and attention to detail.
Posted by Rose | April 20, 2021
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Highly Recommended
Howard was a pleasure to work with. He’s incredibly responsive and quick to take action. He does not mince words and I appreciated his honesty and thoroughness throughout the handling of my case. He litigated with my best interests at heart and in the end we were able to reach a fair and favorable settlement. If you’re in need of a lawyer, Howard is definitely the one you want in your corner.
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Posted by Jeff | April 11, 2021
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WINS!
I used Howard for one business case that we won and now are currently using him for a second case. He gets right down to business, doesnt waste time, knows the law, and knows how to win and get you what you need! Thank you Howard
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Professional and concise
I appreciated the open communication in addressing my most important issues of the case. He set realistic expectations and delivered a favorable settlement.
Posted by Eric | March 3, 2021
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Made my divorce easy
Great communication, prompt action, represented me as I wanted. Was always available (within reason of course)
Posted by Lisa | February 28, 2021
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5 Star Lawyer!
Divorce is a very stressful time and Howard Leopold made everything so much easier. Howard was attentive and because of his years of experience, made me feel completely at ease and in great hands! I definitely recommend using this firm!
Posted by Michelle | February 16, 2021
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Best family attorney in Bergen County
Mr. Leopold went above and beyond for myself and my children. Very professional and has his clients best interests at heart. Highly recommend.
Posted by Joe | April 10, 2020
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Diligent Attorney
Mr. Howard Leopold is a great and conscientious attorney. He's expertise and long experience made me very comfortable. He represented me on 2 instances, and both times we came ahead with very good results. He kept me abreast of each case as it was developing. I will recommend his professional services, and will hired him again on a heart beat.
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Posted by Sasha | April 10, 2020
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Howard is an outstanding lawyer!
With 25+ years of experience representing his clients in the NY & NJ area, plus the reviews of his previous clients is why I hired Howard when I needed a new lawyer for an old case. He responded within hours of my middle of the night online inquiry and scheduled a same day consultation to review my case due to the time sensitive response deadline entered upon my case. After our consultation he immediately contacted the opposing lawyer, advised the courts of being retained and drafted my motion for submission to make sure my voice would be heard. My family law case has been a black cloud over my life for 10 years, filled with emotional traumas for my daughter and I, so having to go back to court for any reason wasn't going to be a picnic. My case wasn't going to be easy and I felt defeated over the years, but Howard was very aggressive in court, presented a strong argument to the judge, asked the right questions during the deposition and trial, which resulted in a win for the first time in 9 years! All the stress that came with my case along the way was always offset by Howard making sure he explained the legal process thoroughly, provided me with examples of similar cases he’s represented and various options to make the best decisions for my situation. Howard has always been professional, attentive and responsive to my calls, texts, emails and made sure not to leave anything to the last minute. He was always prepared for court, showed up early and reviewed next steps after every meeting. He always prepared quality documents, paid attention to details and never showed his hand to the opposing counsel. He always has his clients best interest at heart and he’ll always go to bat for you. I highly recommend Howard! He’s an A1 lawyer!
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Leopold Law LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Goodman & Leopold LLC
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Dollinger & Dollinger
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Lee, File& Amtzis
  • 1990 - 1996
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • State University of Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • Jewish Community Center of Paramus/CBT
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Oradell LIttle League
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting
  • Business Decisions for Businesses
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an Immigration Attorney I find it necessary to refer cases to fellow lawyers. I have referred numerous cases to Howard Leopold for many years. He is intelligent, honest and hardworking. He keeps me updated as to the status of the cases in a timely manner. I wholeheartedly endorse Howard Leopold."
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Hackensack Debt collection Lawyer Howard B Leopold
Howard B Leopold
Debt collection Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 31 years