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A. Thomas Levin Honored with 2011 LIBN Leadership in Law Award

Levin_TomA. Thomas Levin, a member of the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C. and chair of the firm’s Municipal Law, Land Use and Environmental Compliance practice and the Professional Responsibility practice was honored for Leadership in Law by the Long Island Business News in the Partner category. The Leadership in Law Award recognizes Mr. Levin’s qualities of experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, excellence and compassion, all resulting in a positive impact on Long Island.

“When the late, legendary John F. English founded this law firm in 1960, his vision was to build a law practice staffed by only the most talented and respected attorneys. Clearly, Mr. Levin is part of that legacy and is representative of the most celebrated legal professionals comprising the Meyer, Suozzi firm. He is a testament to the firm’s unparalleled expertise of lawyers who helped earn our well-deserved reputation as a firm with street smarts in the corridors of power,” stated managing partner, Lois Carter-Schlissel. “We are delighted that Mr. Levin’s efforts have been appropriately honored and we are proud to call him our colleague.”

Mr. Levin represents public and private sector clients in the fields of local government law, land use regulation, and commercial litigation, and matters relating to professional responsibility, ethics and disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Levin presently serves as Village Attorney for eight Nassau County villages and is Special Prosecutor for the Village of North Hills. He serves or has served as special counsel to scores of other municipalities and school districts, including Nassau County, the City of Long Beach, the City of Glen Cove, the Town of Hempstead, the Town of North Hempstead, the Copiague School District, Rockville Centre School District, Hempstead School District, Hewlett-Woodmere School District, Western Suffolk Board of Cooperative Education, Town of Brookhaven, Great Neck/North Shore Cable Commission and The Public Access Television Corporation.

Mr. Levin is a former President of the 78,000-member New York State Bar Association, the New York Conference of Bar Leaders, and the Nassau County Bar Association. He served as a Trustee of the New York State Bar Foundation and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, a past President of the Bar Association of Nassau County Fund, Inc., and a co-founder and former Vice President of the Nassau Bar Tech Center, Inc. Mr. Levin is also a Trustee of, and Counsel to, the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. Mr. Levin is admitted to practice law in New York, Florida, the United States Virgin Islands, the United States Supreme Court, and various other federal courts.

In the public service field, Mr. Levin has been counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the New York State Assembly, and to the Joint Legislative Committee on the State’s Economy, and has been active in numerous community and charitable organizations. He is a Trustee of the Nassau Land Trust, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Community Foundation, the Nassau Symphony Orchestra, the Nassau County Legal Aid Society and the Advisory Board member of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. Mr. Levin is a member of the Land Use Law Center Conference Board at Pace Law School, and of the Advisory Council of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, Inc. Mr. Levin is pro bono counsel to the RVC Conservancy, has been pro bono general counsel to the Day Care Council of Nassau County, Inc. and the Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center for over thirty-five years, and represents many not for profit organizations and individuals on a pro bono basis.