Richard G. Fromewick is chair of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice located in Garden City, 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.
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.
Obtaining direct information of individual neighborhoods allows Fromewick to gain a clear-cut knowledge of the region he serves.
“Long Island has so many distinct neighborhoods that while some thrive others are beset with retail and office vacancies,” he said. “Getting out in the field to experience first-hand the extent of the vacancies is the only way to truly understand and then explain to the assessors why some properties are over-assessed.”
Fromewick, who joined 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.
He has been recognized for his expertise, including being recognized as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles” by Long Island Pulse magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. For over 25 years, Fromewick has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence.
Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi, 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, he 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.
Fromewick earned a juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.
In addition to his law-related memberships, Fromewick is 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.
Fromewick is an ambassador of the Jewish Community Relations Council and a member of the UJA Joint Oceanside Committee. He is also 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.
Founded in 1960, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. provides legal services with a reputation for integrity, insight and excellent client service. Its attorneys are recognized for their committed to clients, community, public affairs, and diversity. With offices in Albany, Garden City, Manhattan and Washington, D.C., the firm provides legal advice in 18 practice areas.