Founder and Senior Member of the firm.

Email: Lou Lewis

Mr. Lewis has practiced law in New York since 1969. He is the past president of the Dutchess County Bar Association and a former trustee of Marist College.

He has lectured widely on tax certiorari issues, and is the author of:

  • “School Tax Refunds – The Not-So-Sleeping Giant,” Journal of the New York State School Board Association, March 1976
  • Contributing Author, of “Review and Reduction of Real Property Assessment in New York,” update to Chapter Eight
    “Special Valuation Problems” 1999
  • Contributing Author: Supplement to “Review and Reduction of Real Property Assessment in New York,” Third Edition, New York State Bar Association, 2000
  • Co-Author of “Municipalization of Electric Properties,” Talk of the Towns & Topics (July/Aug. 2002)


Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Tax Certiorari Law
  • Construction Law
  • Surety Law



  • Marist College (B.A.), cum laude, 1964
  • New York University (J.D.), 1968



  • 1969, New York; 1971, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • 1986, U.S. Supreme Court


Professional Activities and Associations:

  • Confidential Law Clerk, Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City, 1968-1969
  • Trustee, Marist College, 1971-1991
  • Commissioner, Poughkeepsie Historic Districts, 1974-1980
  • Hearing Officer, New York State Education Department, 1982-1994
  • Dutchess County Bar Association, President, 1992-1993
  • New York State Bar Association (Member: Tax Certiorari Law Section)American Bar Association (Member: Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • New York State Association of School Attorneys
  • President of The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County, 2012-2014
  • Baker Street Irregulars (Member), 1998-present