Carl Forbes Jr. is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Carl Forbes Jr. Law Firm PLLC, a general service New York law firm with an emphasis on Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation. Carl is the President-Elect of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School where he co-teaches Pretrial Advocacy and Negotiating, Counseling & Interviewing. He is also an experienced real estate investor and licensed real estate broker.
Carl has been rated as a 2019 and 2020 New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers and recognized as 2016 and 2017 Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for his commitment to pro bono legal work. Carl is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Queens Alumni Chapter). Carl received his B.A., cum laude, in Philosophy, Politics & Law from Binghamton University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Carl previously worked as a Senior Associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department at Proskauer Rose LLP where he represented corporate clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and pre-litigation matters, particularly high-stakes cases involving antitrust, financial services, intellectual property, non-disclosure agreements, and sports. During his time at Proskauer, Carl served as the co-chair of the Black Lawyer Affinity Group.
Carl also previously worked as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department. He worked in the Brooklyn Tort Division where he defended the City of New York in personal injury, property damage and police matters.
A Brooklyn-born Jamaican-American, Carl lives in East Flatbush with his wife, Dawn, and their dog, Marley.