Jeffrey M. Lewis

Jeffrey M. Lewis is an attorney at Ferrara Fiorenza, PC and represents clients across the firm on matters including:

Advising on procurement/purchasing compliance requirements. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding competitive bidding requirements, cooperative purchasing, NYS and Federal contracts, request for proposals, and professional services contracts.

Guidance on all phases of capital construction projects. He regularly assists with drafting and reviewing project contracts, resolving contractor disputes, and defending public schools in related litigation.

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts, lease and real property-related agreements, and other transactional agreements.

Defense in tax certiorari proceedings throughout New York State, and in related real property tax matters. His experience ranges from applications for real property tax exemptions, enforcing PILOT agreements, and defense of property assessments.

Administrative proceedings before the New York State Education Department and New York State Division of Human Rights, and defense of public schools in State and Federal court.
Guidance on educational law and legal compliance issues pertaining to the Freedom of Information Law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, school elections, and commercial contracts.

Admissions

New York State Bar

Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York

Associations

New York State Bar Association

New York State Association of School Attorneys

New York State School Boards Association

Education

St. John Fisher College, ncum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law