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  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    40 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
  3. Probate: 20%
    40 years
  4. Business: 10%
    40 years
  5. Trusts: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Dagmar Pollex

    I have known Howard for 15 years. He is dedicated to providing the very best in client services,and is a top-notch attorney who makes sure he is knowledgeable on developments in the law. I would definitely recommend Howard to family and friends in the Florida area.


    Dagmar Pollex Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Suzann Leigh Beckett

    I have known Howard Stross for many years. We originally met through a professional organization we belonged to, and saw each other frequently at educational events. Since then, I have worked with Howard on several real estate and estate planning matters. I have always found Howard to be professional, thorough, and caring. He is a true gentleman, which is reflected by his well trained and compassionate staff. I endorse Howard for both real estate and estate planning, and would recommend him to any friend or family members in his area. He is my "go to" attorney for Florida matters.


    Suzann Beckett Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
DCInactive 198507/10/2016
MIVoluntary Inactive197505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Board Certified - Real EstateFlorida Bar2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Tampa Bay's Top LawyersTampa Bay Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStross Law Firm P. A.1989 - Present
Executive Vice PresidentRutenberg Title Company1985 - 1989
Vice President of Legal AffairsRutenberg Corporation1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2014 - Present
Ferris FoundationBoard Member2008 - Present
Florida Gulfcoast Association of Commercial RealtorsAffiliate Member1999 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2000 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Multi Family Housing 697 unitsClosed sucesssfully.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Western Michigan UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Masters1971
Western Michigan UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hale Sr. Center, Dunedin FLTop 10 Estate Planning Mistakes2015