Garden City, NY Richard Fromewick, a member of the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C. and chair of the firm’s tax certiorari and condemnation department, was honored with Long Island Business News’ (LIBN) Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award. The Leadership in Law Award recognizes Fromewick’s qualities of experience, dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity, excellence and compassion, all resulting in a positive impact on Long Island. Awardees were recognized at a gala dinner on November 16th at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
Fromewick’s practice includes 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.
Fromewick, joined 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. He has long been recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine 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.
In addition to his law-related memberships, 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.
Fromewick received his B.A. in economics from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1966, and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1972.