Howard S. Koh

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

Howard Koh is a Partner in MSF’s Commercial Litigation Group. Mr. Koh has a general commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on business disputes and real estate related litigation.


J.D., Cornell Law School (Cum Laude)

B.S., University of Pennsylvania (Cum Laude)


State of New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2000, Mr. Koh practiced at Proskauer Rose LLP, Gordon Altman Butowsky Weitzen Shalov & Wein LLP, and Silberman & Platte LLP.

Representative Matters
  • Representation of real estate owner/manager in fiduciary duty and accounting arbitration resulting in successful buyout of minority partner and restoration of the property to financial stability.
  • Successful defense of borrower in multimillion dollar mortgage foreclosure action resulting in significant discounted payoff for borrower.
  • Representation of real estate owner/developer in dispute with commercial tenant at the development site resulting in successful buy-out and relocation of tenant allowing development project to proceed.
  • Representation of partner in a consumer products company in an owner lock-out dispute successfully restoring partner’s management authority.
  • Representation of developers and owners in defective construction cases.
  • Representation of prominent restaurant operator in constructive eviction case achieving significant settlement for restaurant operator.
  • Defeated fraud claims by seller of real property seeking to rescind sale based upon alleged fraud by purchaser.
  • Representation of partners of a fashion company in case challenging removal of a partner’s management authority resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Successful defense of former employee in trademark and unfair competition case after the employee founded a new company.
  • Successfully represented business owner in preventing her former partner from obtaining ownership of the business trademarks.