About

The Howard Teich Network

I conceptualized a new approach to my operational efforts in 2008, creating The Howard Teich Network. I have been fortunate to have developed an extraordinary network of people, firms, companies, and organizations.  I decided to make it a priority to utilize the network formally for the benefit of everyone I know. I have selected those I rate at the top of their field, and arranged with them to work with me to benefit you.  I have added to my roster those who complement my mission of optimism and excellence through service and performance.Here’s how it works, for you, your business and personal needs.  After initial discussion to fully understand the specifics of your situation, and/or doing strategic planning with you, I either can handle your issue directly, as a law or business client, or recommend you to those with whom I have a working relationship in the fields of law, public relations. real estate or others, for the purpose of solving your issues, or optimizing your personal or business efforts.

So, go to other pages on my website for civic and philanthropic involvements, look at them, contact me, and let’s make a difference together for you and beyond.

Howard Teich

Howard Teich has a wide-ranging background in business, civic, and social interests, and has participated actively in both the New York and National arena.

Mr. Teich is president of The Howard Teich Network, as well as a practicing attorney in New York City (1981-date). Previously, he served as Associate Publisher of Firehouse Magazine (1975-1980), Law Secretary to New York State Supreme Court Justice Martin Evans (1973-1975), and Legislative Counsel to State Senator Emanuel Gold (1971-1972).

Among his current activities, Mr. Teich is a Board member of the George Gustave Heye Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, serves as a Board member of Ecominga, an organization concerned with sustaining the environmental diversity in Ecuador, and .continues as co-chair of New Democratic Dimensions..  Recently, he founded New York Together, with its first project being the Haiti Convening Initiative.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the New York Board of Rabbis, and on the National Advisory Board of the Association on American Indian Affairs, having previously been a member of its Board of Directors.  He co-chairs the NYC Jewish History and Heritage Map Project,, as well as being the founding chair of the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative.

Mr. Teich is a former Board member, and past Vice-President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and former Co-Chair of Jewish Heritage NY.  He served as President of the New York Met Region of American Jewish Congress, and as a past National Vice-President and past member of its National Governing Council.  He served on the Board of the Salute to Israel Parade Committee, and the Board of the Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival, and was Chairman of New York’s New Leadership of Israel Bonds.  He was an appointed member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and was the appointed representative of New York City Controller Bill Thompson to the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society,    Past Founding Chairman of the National Task Force on Life Safety and the Handicapped, former member of the Board of Directors of the Boys Choir of Harlem, former Board member of Project Interchange, and former Board member of the Manhattan Playhouse  He was an appointed member of the NYS Matrimonial Commission, and member of the Coalition on Judicial Justice, and he was appointed twice by Mayor David Dinkins to serve as a member of his selection panels for his representatives to the Board of Education, and as a member of the Mayor’s Commission on Protocol.  He co-chaired the Crosswalks Cable TV’s NYC Public School Board Elections Forum ’93, and served as Alt. Delegate to the National Fire Protection Association’s Safety to Life Committee. He has been a member of the American Bar Association, the NYS Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, having served as an appointed member of its Committee on International Arms Control and Security Affairs.

Mr. Teich is an activist, and has taken a pragmatic view of the importance of involvement in the civic and political process to better our American society.  He is Founder of New Democratic Dimensions, has fund-raised for national and local candidates., and led Citizens Committee efforts in Presidential and Gubernatorial campaigns.  He has served as a Trustee of the New York State Democratic Committee, and as a member of the Democratic National Committee’s National Business Council. He has taken a lead role in intergroup relations in New York, building and maintaining bridges between the Black and Jewish communities, and initiating the 3-I Council on Human Rights, which he co-chairs, bringing together the Jewish, Irish, and Italian communities.  He received the “Robert Briscoe Award” from the Emerald Isle Immigration Society, 1999 Rev. Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” Award from Governor George Pataki, 2000 “Spirit of New York” Award from Councilwoman Una Clarke, 2001 “Jewish Heritage Award” from Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, 2008 “Bridge Building Award” from the All-Stars Project , and 2009 NYC City Council Jewish Heritage Award..

He has supported a variety of women’s, environmental, and voter participation causes, including his efforts initiating legislation to create Democracy Day in America, which he had introduced in the House of Representatives by 100 co-sponsors in 1991, and in the US Senate in 1997.  He has appeared on radio and cable TV shows, serving as co-host of a weekly civic issues show in NYC for two years.

Howard lives in New York City.  He graduated from Boston University School of Law (J.D.1970), and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.1967).  He is a three-time NYC marathon runner and finisher , and has been listed in the 1999-2008 editions of Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

 



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