The law firm was started approximately forty-five (45) years ago by Harvey Lazarowitz & Carlo Manganillo. In 2003, Harvey's son, Michael Lazarowitz, followed his father's footsteps and took over the law firm. Upon the retirement of Michael Lazarowitz in 2013, Michael Lazarowitz' two former partners, Marc Held and Philip Hines, succeeded him in taking over the law firm. The firm has since been renamed Held & Hines LLP. The law firm is concentrated in all aspects of Civil Litigation in both State and Federal Courts, primarily in the areas of Premises and Automobile Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Business and Real Estate Transactions, Labor Law, Landlord-Tenant, Contract, and Gender/Sexual/Disability Discrimination.