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Lewis & Greer, P.C.

510 Haight Avenue, Suite 202
Poughkeepsie, NY   12603
Telephone:  845.454.1200

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Practice Areas

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Construction Law
Our construction attorneys have over thirty years experience in providing legal services and advice on a wide variety of issues and matters arising in the construction industry. Our clients include architects/engineers, owners, material suppliers, and specialty subcontractors, in both the public and private sectors.

Firm attorneys are familiar with all aspects of the construction process from American Institute of Architects and Building Contractors' Association contract forms and requirements to the filing, bonding, and enforcement of Mechanics' Liens. Membership in a special lien and bond claim network of specialty attorneys who share technical lien and bond information keeps us abreast of the latest developments in law and procedure. The office maintains and regularly updates a register of experts in the construction industry to conduct investigations, compile reports, and provide expert testimony.

Our experience in construction litigation is extensive, and includes contract and labor disputes, surety claims, lien foreclosure, and delay claims.

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Corporate Law
Our lawyers handle a wide range of commercial and corporate matters ranging from incorporations to representation in disputes arising out of labor relations, construction, commercial leasing, and international transactions.

We have actively litigated complex commercial cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Our experience covers all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, including sales, negotiable instruments, bank collections, lease transactions, and secured transactions on behalf of our local, national, and international clientele.

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Education Law
The firm represents School Districts in all aspects including tax certiorari defense, teacher tenure, employee and student discipline, defense of construction claims, competitive bidding, transportation, State Aid and appearances before the Commissioner of Education.

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Labor Relations
We have negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements, particularly with respect to public employees such as teachers, police and fire personnel. Our attorneys prepare and negotiate employment contracts, and provide representation in grievance proceedings and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the State Labor Relations Board, the Labor Department, and the Public Employment Relations Board.

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Municipal Law
The firm has represented towns, cities, school districts, special districts and public interest groups throughout New York State. As municipal attorneys, we advise as to the legality of municipal actions, review contracts with vendors and employees, prepare disclosure statements in connection with Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, and appear in court at every level, including New York State Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Real Estate Law
The firm provides experienced counsel in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including financing, construction, zoning and taxation. Members of the firm have successfully closed innumerable large, multi-million dollar transactions throughout the State of New York for clients as diverse as developers, banking institutions, land preservation organizations and municipalities.

Our attorneys are fully familiar with issues surrounding sales, purchases, leases, workouts and turnarounds for office, industrial, planned community and undeveloped property. We will guide the client through local planning and zoning laws, water quality issues, and environmental review. We prepare necessary mortgages and related loan documents and even assist in locating financing where needed. Our real estate staff is comprised of lead attorneys, paralegals and professional staff.

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Real Property Taxation
Representing exclusively municipalities and school districts, we defend real property assessments on large utility, industrial, and commercial facilities. Through a unique involvement in the appraisal of power generating facilities, the firm has close ties with a network of nationally recognized utility appraisers and engineering experts. At the request of the New York State Bar Association, we co-authored the most recent update of the text of "Review and Reduction of Real Property Assessments in New York," and also submitted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the New York State Association of Towns in Niagara Mohawk Power Co. v. Town of Geddes, 92, N.Y.2d 192 (1998). Our attorneys have made numerous presentations on this specialized area of practice to attorneys and appraisers.
 

 

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Our offices are located in Poughkeepsie, New York,
in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie,
just three blocks from Vassar College.

 

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