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Howard B Leopold

Debt collection Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   54 reviews

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

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
    New York - NY 33 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019
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Location

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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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by Cindy | January 29, 2024
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Excellent Attorney
I am writing to highly recommend Howard B Leopold. as an outstanding attorney Throughout the entire legal process, I demonstrated exceptional legal expertise, unwavering commitment, and an unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for my case. He possesses a deep understanding of the law, and his attention to detail and analytical skills were evident in the case preparation and strategic approach. He took the time to explain complex legal concepts in a way I could understand, as he was always available to promptly address my questions and concerns. This level of communication and transparency significantly contributed to my confidence and peace of mind throughout the legal proceedings. Thanks to Howard's diligent efforts in protecting my rights and achieving helping me win my case.
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Posted by Bill | December 21, 2023
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Exceptional Attorney
I was completely satisfied with Howard's representation of me in a family law matter. Howard is smart, well-prepared, responsive, creative and practical. Basically everything you want in an attorney who also happens to be a genuinely nice guy. His fees are extremely reasonable based upon the high level of service he provides. I recommend Howard without reservation.
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Posted by Victor | November 13, 2023
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I wish I met Mr Howard Leopold sooner.
Mr. Howard Leopold was the lawyer that I should have started with. I wish I was introduced to him six years ago. I represented myself six years ago in my divorce with my ex wife. Emotional guilt and limited financial resources clouded my judgment to self represent. I was under the misguided notion that I would not need a lawyer since the divorce was amicable and we both wanted out. An avalanche of poor decisions all related to the divorce and subsequent lawsuits initiated by my ex wife regarding the divorce. Including choosing incompetent lawyers from another law firm all left me wanting for serious legal help and representation. This is the crossroad where I am introduced to Howard Leopold. Howard was retained to help me Appeal an already tried case. The Appeal was an uphill battle from inception. The many mistakes of a self represented divorce. The many mistakes of my case presented by incompetent lawyers in a subsequent lawsuit. The looming deadline of legal procedure to submit an Appeal to clean up all the errors of another incompetent attorney. Howard Leopold grasped the soul of my legal problems and in the initial consultation made sense of every major nuance and distillates the arguments and sees the strong and not so strong arguments. His clarity of law and personable approach instantly put me at ease. The Appeal filed was the initial step in reversing the bulk of all the missteps and mistakes. The highlights in the Appeal brought significant understanding to the courts and the opposition. These key issues ultimately resulted in a settlement. Something that would never have happened if not for the experience and approach that Howard Leopold offers. Most of you reading these reviews are contemplating legal representation. Please do not hesitate to contact his firm. I only wish I was introduced to his firm six years ago.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
I was extremely satisfied with Mr. Leopold services. Attorney Leopold handled my case efficiently, was highly responsive, and always available when needed. Howard made a difficult process much smoother, and I highly recommend him for anyone seeking exceptional legal representation.
Posted by Irene | November 1, 2023
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An incredibly experienced, caring, and honest lawyer
Howard Leopold is the lawyer that every client deserves. Not only is he competent and well-versed in the legal landscape, he is also practical, honest, and very mindful of the client's position. My case was not an easy one by any means and I was even shot down by several other law firms prior to consulting with Howard; but he still agreed to represent me and pursue my case the way I wanted to because Howard is a lawyer who will fight for their client until the very end. I was very discouraged in the beginning, but since working with Howard, he's helped me win my case and get what I wanted within a short turnaround. I wholeheartedly recommend Howard to anyone facing legal issues as he is experienced, virtuous, and transparent. Everyone deserves satisfactory representation and I have no doubt that Howard will be that lawyer for you.
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Posted by aireni | October 31, 2023
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best Lawyer
There is so much I can say about Leopold. First thing is that you won't find another lawyer like him. Leopold is honest and does anything in his power to help his clients. He wants the best for his clients and will recommend you what's best for each situation. He is the type of lawyer that won't take advantage of his clients and does it with the heart. If you ever need a lawyer to help you with any lease or any problems against a landlord, he is the go to Guy!!!! Please do not hesitate to reach out to him. Thank you Leopold for all you did for me and my partners. I will be the first one to reach out for my next lease.
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Posted by Dan | August 25, 2023
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Post Divorce Modification
Howard went above and beyond my expectations for my case. Throughout the process Howard was very responsive and collaborative to find innovative ways for the best possible outcome.
Posted by Darryl | June 26, 2023
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Absolutely incredible work by Mr. Howard Leopold
It was an absolute pleasure working with Howard Leopold of Leopold Law, L.L.C. He went above and beyond to represent me in my landlord tenant case and I wouldn’t trust anyone but Howard to handle it; because of his great representation, resolutions were met and I will recommend Howard Leopold to anyone and everyone that needs rightful and fair representation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2023
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BMT Transportation
Mr. Leopold has provided excellent support, to our company. He successfully completed a real estate transaction, for us. We highly recommend Mr. Leopold, for legal services. Thank you.
Posted by Paul | April 9, 2023
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Getting Divorced
Finding Howard was a blessing. Howard was very attentive to my case and was always available. Howard always made sure I understood what was going on with my case. He is pleasant to talk with and is very affordable. I highly recommend his firm.
Posted by Derek | February 28, 2023
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Excellent Experience
Howard has represented me on two occasions and has delivered every time. He is honest about time and expectations and is absolutely fair financially. He is my go to for anything civil or corporate
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2023
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BEAST of a Defence DV Case
This is by far a must-have attorney. He goes above and beyond for you at all times. I wouldn't recommend any other lawyer; this guy knows his stuff. A must-have as a retainer all year, all the time. Not cheap, but this is what I call results."
Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2022
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Effective & Assertive in Landlord Tenant Case
Howard represented me in a dispute with my landlord. Not only did he win the case, but we got a judgment with triple damages and all my legal fees! Would definitely call him again!
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.
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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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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 33 years
Virtual consultation available