Celebrating 60 Years of Helping Injury Victims by Shining a Spotlight on Six Local Nonprofits
Howard S. Finkelstein (1933-2017) founded his law firm on Liberty Street in 1959, at the suggestion of his father-in-law, who owned a Suntag Drugs Pharmacy on Broadway. Having moved to the ‘country’ from his native Brooklyn, NY, Howard had earned his Bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College. He then went on to serve his country as a soldier in the Korean War as part of the GI Bill, which enabled him to attend Brooklyn Law School.
Today, 60 years later, the tradition Howard began of doing what is right for his clients and the community is thriving. The culture of caring is carried on by his son Andrew, also the firm’s managing partner, and the more than 200 attorneys and legal support professionals at Finkelstein & Partners.
“I am both honored and humbled that the firm my Dad started is one of New York State’s most respected personal injury law firms,” notes Andrew Finkelstein. “We got to this point by being thorough, determined, and completely dedicated to holding wrongdoers accountable on behalf of our injured clients. To commemorate this remarkable anniversary we are dedicating the year to shining a spotlight on six local nonprofit organizations that are close to our hearts.”
Starting this month Finkelstein & Partners will sponsor family-friendly events throughout the Hudson Valley, with each event featuring a different nonprofit:
- Hudson Valley Wing Wars highlighting the Northeast Gateway to Freedom’s Newburgh Culinary Business Youth Internship
- Hudson Valley Cider Festival highlighting Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley
- Insane Inflatable 5K highlighting Hudson Valley Veterans Alliance
- Empire State Hot Air Balloon Festival highlighting Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
- Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival highlighting Beacon Animal Rescue Foundation
- Food Truck Harvest Festival highlighting Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
“How do I let you know how grateful I am for the generosity shown to me and the kids? I am overwhelmed with the kindness of the firm.” -Pastor Rosie, Director of Northeast Gateway to Freedom
“We hope that everyone will come enjoy the great events and join us in learning about and supporting these organizations who contribute so much to the beautiful Hudson Valley.” – Andrew Finkelstein
Firm founder, Howard Finkelstein and son, Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein supporting the Hudson Valley Renegades – Summer 2014
By providing the opportunity to use time during business hours, our community service program allows our employees to team up with a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations.
We launched this campaign in September 2011 with a public service radio advert aimed at teenaged drivers. Because we are personal injury lawyers we see firsthand the devastation that texting and other forms of distracted driving can cause. Research shows that people under the age of 24 are the most likely to text and drive; because new drivers are inexperienced, they are also the most at risk to becoming involved in a car crash.
We initiated our program with the goal of making young people aware of the risks and encouraging them to make the choice to not text and drive.