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Carl Forbes Jr.

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Carl Forbes, Jr. is an experienced attorney and negotiator, and the Founder and Principal Attorney of Carl Forbes Jr. Law Firm PLLC. His practice focuses on:

  • Representing executors, administrators, and beneficiaries in Surrogate's Court probate and estate administration proceedings
  • Drafting and supervising the execution of wills and other estate planning documents
  • Representing buys and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Helping small businesses form and operate

Carl is the President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), which is New York State’s largest predominantly Black bar association whose purpose is to:

  • Advance equality and excellence in the pursuit of justice
  • Aid the progress of Blacks and other people of color in the professions, address legal issues affecting the citywide community
  • Foster the study of law by encouraging the personal and professional development of young lawyers and law students

Carl previously worked as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School, where he co-taught Pretrial Advocacy and Negotiating, Counseling & Interviewing, as a Senior Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department at international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, and as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, Brooklyn Tort and Manhattan Family Court divisions.


  • New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2019-2022)
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100 list (2021-2022)
  • Schneps Media’s 2021 A List 
  • J.D. Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) - University
  • B.A., cum laude, in Philosophy, Politics, Politics & Law Binghamton University - University