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Edward J. Gutleber

Garden City, Long Island, NY

Direct: (516) 741-6565
Fax: (516) 741-6706
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POSITION

Member

PRACTICE AREAS

Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law

EDUCATION

Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1980
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., 1976

MEMBERSHIPS

Suffolk Academy of Law, Past Dean
Suffolk County Bar Association: Board of Directors, Past Member; Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Committee, Past Chair; Municipal Law Committee, Past Chair; Suffolk County Bar Pro Bono Foundation, Board Member
New York State Bar Association: House of Delegates, Past Member; State Bar Task Force on Court Reorganization, Past Member; Special Committee to Study Tax Certiorari Practices, Past Member
New York State Association of Counties Ad HocCommittee on Real Property Tax Legislation, Former Member
Suffolk County Commission on Uniform Tax Assessment Practices, Former Counsel
Suffolk County Assessors Association, Former Counsel

ADMISSIONS

New York State
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Edward J. Gutleber is a member of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Gutleber’s practice includes real property tax law, representing commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential taxpayers in obtaining real estate tax assessment reductions, tax refunds and exemptions. In the area of eminent domain law, he represents property owners and tenants in appropriation damage claims against state, county, town and local condemning authorities.

Notable experience includes:

  • Represented major corporate and industrial property owners in obtaining tax refund judgments in excess of one million dollars.
  • Successfully litigated Court of Claims eminent domain proceedings on behalf of property owners resulting in final awards “substantially in excess” of the initial offer, together with reimbursement of attorney, appraisal and engineering expenses.


Mr. Gutleber is involved in charitable institutions, serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, Northeast Region, Long Island Chapter, and as Chair of its Public Policy Committee. He also serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Stony Brook, New York. He is a former Trustee and current member of the Finance Committee of the Saint James Roman Catholic Church, Setauket, New York, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University.

Mr. Gutleber was elected as a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation in 1999. He was the recipient of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Award of Recognition in 1990 and 1995.

Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi in 1988, Mr. Gutleber served as the Deputy Chief of the Municipal Services Bureau, Real Estate and Condemnation Unit, of the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office in Hauppauge, New York, and as a principal litigation attorney in county condemnation, real estate title and real property tax cases.