Richard G. Fromewick is the Chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. which centers on providing a full range of real estate tax assessment services. These include representation with respect to all types of commercial and residential properties in tax assessment reduction proceedings, projection of real estate taxes in connection with the purchase, development and improvement of properties, and advising with respect to tax exemption matters. Mr. Fromewick has successfully represented at trial numerous owners and tenants in proceedings to reduce real property taxes and regarding claims against the State of New York and its municipalities based on the taking of land or other real property rights. He has handled a substantial number of tax certiorari cases involving large commercial properties that have remediation/pollution problems, which have resulted in sizable refunds for his clients. His expertise in the field has resulted in precedent setting decisions in his clients’ favor.
Mr. Fromewick, who began with Meyer, Suozzi as an associate in 1981 and became a director in 1985, has been a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 1991.
In 2019, Mr. Fromewick was recognized as one of the Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island. In 2017, he received the Leadership in Law – Lifetime Achievement Award from Long Island Business News. He was recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles.” For over 25 years, he has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence.
Before joining Meyer, Suozzi, Mr. Fromewick was a Deputy County Attorney in the Land Division and Deputy Bureau Chief in the Tax Certiorari Bureau of the Nassau County Attorney’s Office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fromewick was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department Condemnation Division, where he also served as Assistant Bureau Chief and Trial Supervisor.
In addition to his law related memberships, Mr. Fromewick is a former member of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a Past Master of the Sunrise-Laurelton Masonic Lodge, a member of the Spartan and Guiding Light Masonic Lodges, a member of the Long Island Scottish Rite, and a member of the Kismet Shrine Temple.
Mr. Fromewick is an Ambassador of the Jewish Community Relations Council, a former Board member of the Jewish National Fund of Long Island, and a member of the UJA Joint Oceanside Committee. He is a Past President and current Trustee of Temple Avodah in Oceanside, and is Corresponding Secretary on the Executive Board of Directors of the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center (JCC), as well as a founding member of the Sunrise Day Camp for Kids with Cancer. He is also currently a member of The Seawane Country Club in Hewlett Harbor and a former Board member at the Middle Bay Country Club. Mr. Fromewick was named “Man of the Year” by the United Jewish Appeal in 1996, and he and his wife were similarly honored by the JCC, Temple Avodah and the Metropolitan Hospice for their philanthropy. Mr. Fromewick also has served on the Fundraising Committees for the Nassau County Mental Health Association, the Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Center for Disabilities, The Science Museum of Long Island and the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. In addition, his behind-the-scenes activities have propelled the fund raising efforts of a number of other not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Fromewick is a member of LinkedIn and also writes a blog on property tax reduction; to visit his blog, click here.