Howard Fensterman is the Managing Partner of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP, a New York based law firm that has achieved an outstanding reputation for its leadership in both the law and for the significant role the firm plays in an array of corporate citizenship activities.
When it comes to citizenship and charitable giving, Mr. Fensterman leads by example; giving of his time and donating money to several local and national organizations that have, over the years, become an important part of his life.
Fundamentally, Howard Fensterman is a strong believer in the concept of tzedakah (pronounced: se-duh-kah), which literally translates to justice or righteousness. Frequently, the word tzedakah is used in reference to charity. While in traditional terms, the word is recognized as a religious obligation, today, it is more often understood as a spontaneous act of goodwill.
Mr. Fensterman’s philanthropy is extensive, with focus on two local organizations he is most passionate about. The Chabad of Port Washington (of which he and his son, Jordan were honored on June 8th, 2016 for their philanthropic work within the organization), and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Long Island Chapter. Both organizations are aligned with his core belief that those who have the means are obligated to help those who are in need of help.
“I have been very fortunate in my life. I have a wonderful family at home, and a wonderful Abrams Fensterman family in our offices on Long Island, in New York City, and in Brooklyn and Rochester. I’m grateful that I am able to enjoy the fruits of the success I’ve had in both the law and from my business.”
Mr. Fensterman received his J.D. from Georgetown Law Center. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.