- : The Firm
“… doing the things we believe clients want and not doing the things we believe clients don’t want.”
Established in 1970, Meltzer Lippe’s founding vision was to be a commercially oriented, tax focused practice with many lawyers who had worked at major law firms in New York City, but wanted to practice at home on Long Island. All these years later Meltzer Lippe is exactly that, and so much more.
Since its founding, Meltzer Lippe has embraced a natural fusion between tax, corporate law and real estate law. As a result, the firm has become a truly unique source of legal counsel for public and private companies, closely held family businesses, planning for high net worth businesses and high net worth individuals.
From these initial roots Meltzer Lippe has grown steadily and today is home to six keystone practice groups: Tax, Corporate, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Labor & Employment, and Commercial Litigation. Within these groups are specialty practices that have been developed to meet the evolving needs of our business, commercial, and high net worth clients. These practices include: employee benefits, partnerships, social media & privacy law, tax exempt organizations, tax controversy, and wealth preservation.
The expertise and knowledge of our attorneys have grown in stride with the needs of our clients. Our attorneys have experience in many industries and business sectors, including financial services, real estate, manufacturing, retail, security, information technology, software and healthcare.
The knowledge in these sectors and prior experience gained at major New York City law firms, allows our attorneys to provide the same effective legal counsel on complex matters; but do so at a value unmatched by those same large New York firms.
Further differentiating Meltzer Lippe is that simple phrase stated at the onset. That phrase that has guided our firm and its attorneys over the years; to serve our client’s legal needs by
“…doing the things we believe clients want and not doing the things we believe clients don’t want.”
It is an important phrase in understanding the value system and culture in place at Meltzer Lippe. We invite you to consider what it is “We Will” and “We Will Not” do in comparison with your experience at other firms.
In keeping with our founding mission, to recruit lawyers who had worked with major law firms in New York City, we have managed to assemble a very well educated, very well trained concentration of attorneys and are pleased to share with you how we generate such a claim.
Finally in perusing the History of the firm we know you will find a story that embodies our mission, our values, and standards. It is a story that illustrates the unique path we have traveled to become your finely tuned business, commercial, and high net worth client law firm.
We also hope that in reading through the history of the firm you’ll come to understand that the demand we make upon ourself — to deliver unfailing, quality legal service at maximum value — are not words on a website, but the words that have built our firm.
We hope through this brief introduction you will understand why we ask: