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Attorney Willa I. Lewis

Willa I. Lewis

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Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Exemptions
  • Abatements
  • Condemnation

Partner Willa I. Lewis began her legal career a a member of the Tax Certiorari Division of the New York City Law Department. The last position held by Ms. Lewis, before leaving the law department was Deputy Chief of the Tax Certiorari Division. Ms. Lewis started with the firm in 1986 and has since served as Chair of the Committee on Condemnation and Tax Certiorari of the New York City Bar Association. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association. Ms. Lewis also is the President of VASCA, a not-for-profit agency providing grants to support summer respites for low-income elderly residents of New York City.



  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
  • New York University
    • B.F.A. - 1973

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985

Past Positions

  • New York City Law Department, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1979 to 1986

Professional Associations

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Chairperson, Committee on Condemnation and Tax Certiorari, 2006 to 2009
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association, Director

Current Employment Position

  • Partner