Andrew S. Lewner

Andrew S. Lewner

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Andrew S. Lewner

Andrew Lewner is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department.  Andy has broad experience in all phases of commercial litigation, having conducted bench and jury trials, and represented companies in a wide range of matters before in federal and state trial and appellate courts.  Andy also has extensive experience relating to Alternative Dispute Resolution, having represented companies and individuals before arbitration panels and in multi-day mediations throughout the world. 

 

Andy’s broad commercial litigation experience includes having litigated matters relating to business break-ups, partnership/shareholder disputes, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation insurance, reinsurance, real estate, fraudulent conveyances, employment disputes, tax certiorari, implementation of 421-a and ICIP tax exemptions, easements and licenses, as well as inter-family business disputes.  In addition, Andy has developed particular expertise in matters relating to insurance and reinsurance, and has handled matters involving such issues as misrepresentations in connection with placement of reinsurance, disputes as to the coverage provided by reinsurance agreements, rent-a-captive arrangements, standards of conduct applicable to ceding companies in their dealings with reinsurers, disputes with program managers and broker negligence. 

 

Andy’s recent experience includes:

  • Serving as trial counsel in a dispute arising under an Asset Purchase Agreement relating to the purchase of a real estate brokerage office
  • Serving as lead counsel for a food manufacturer and distributor in a multi-state dispute with the company’s worker’s compensation insurer
  • Representing a real estate developer in a dispute with the City of New York involving the concurrent implementation of 421-a and ICIP tax exemptions

 

Andy was selected as a “New York Metro Super Lawyer, Rising Star” 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  He has also been a member of numerous organizations, including the Nassau County Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (for which he served on the Arbitration Committee) and the AIDA-U.S. Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS) (for which he served on the International Committee and the Forms and Procedures Committee).  Mr. Lewner is also a regular speaker at industry conferences, and has authored numerous articles that have been published in widely-read publications, including the New York Law Journal, on a host of topics of interest to the legal and business community. 

 

Prior to joining the Firm, Andy was a litigation partner in the New York office of a national law firm. 

 

Andy earned his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 2001, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review.  Andy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Honors College) in 1998.