Areas of Practice

Our Firm

Forsyth Howe

FORSYTH, HOWE, O’DWYER, KALB & MURPHY, P.C. located at One South Clinton Avenue, Suite 1000, in Rochester, New York, was founded as a firm in 1950. Members of its predecessor firms have been preeminent members of the Rochester legal community since the 1890’s. The firm has been honored as a member of Rochester’s Top one hundred growing businesses on three occasions.

The firm focuses on providing excellent service and expertise to our clients and encourages public service by its employees to the community. The firm’s members provide leadership in government affairs, charitable organizations and in various bar associations.

The firm concentrates its practice in the following areas of the law:

For Individuals:

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Assisting Families in Transition
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Buying and Selling Residential Real Property
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant

For Businesses/Institutions:

  • Buying and Selling Real Property
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Business Law
  • Lender Representation
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Debt Collection
  • Relocation

In The News

Duncan O’Dwyer, Partner at Forsyth Howe O’Dwyer Kalb and Murphy, is named a Rochester Rockstar Duncan O’Dwyer was recently named a Rochester Rockstar by The video interview is posted on is a community project with the goal of inspiring entrepreneurs to reach great success. The legendary book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is read by more people than any other business book. Napoleon Hill didn’t come up with the great ideas in the book, instead, he profiled the lessons learned from other successful leaders. Rochester profiles successful leaders in our own community sharing the secrets that led them to their Rockstar success. Learn and Grow from their stories.

Duncan’s firm has been around for over 60 years. It’s a rare treat to speak with someone who has seen Rochester evolve over the years. Duncan shares how he has innovated his firm to keep up with the economic and business changes in Rochester. If you want to learn how to achieve true longevity in your business then you can’t miss this video! Watch this video to learn:

We are lucky to have someone like Duncan in our community. Despite the economy, he is making things happen and sharing with other entrepreneurs on how he is doing it.