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Julia Vastano

Julia Vastano

Julia Vastano



Julia is an incoming 3L at Cardozo Law School and recently joined the team at the Law Offices of Howard J. Finkelstein as a Summer Associate. She began her time at Cardozo with a focus in Art Law, as she has had a lifelong aspiration to uplift creative individuals. Julia became interested in Startup Law after realizing the visionary and imaginative nature of the field. Today, she is passionate about using her legal education to help innovative entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Julia appreciates the individual needs of every client and works hard to find solutions to every problem so that the client has a clear path to do what they do best - create the future.

Since starting at HJF Law, Julia has gained invaluable experience in Startup Law and is eager to continue to grow her skills and knowledge throughout the summer and during the fall semester. Although she has only been with the team for a short time, Julia has already seen and been inspired by the rapid growth and expansion of the clients' business models and ideas. Julia loves working with the HJF Law team and their clients and is excited to "log-in" to the office every day.

Julia is a Texas native turned New York transplant. Texans are known for their friendliness and resilience, and she strives to bring this spirit to the table (or Zoom) in every meeting.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2023
    • Honors: International and Comparative Law Review – Senior Notes Editor, Dean’s Scholarship
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. - 2020
    • Honors: Liberal Arts Honors, History Honors
    • Major: History and Government
    • Minor: Art History