After serving as County Executive of New York State’s largest suburban county—with a population of 1.5 million, a workforce of over 10,000 employees, and a budget of $2.7 billion—most people would be ready to slow down. But not if you’re Steve Levy.
Following his tenure as Suffolk County Executive (2004-2011), Steve joined Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, in an Of Counsel role to focus on municipal, government relations, and real estate development work, as well as business development and strategy. Steve was a natural fit for the firm based upon their shared dedication to supporting the people and businesses that call Suffolk home.
Under Steve’s leadership, Suffolk County saw a record investment in open space preservation and alternative energies, an unprecedented commitment to workforce housing, the creation and preservation of over 15,000 jobs through economic development policies, and an over 20 percent reduction in overall crime. He kept county taxes under control while garnering seven consecutive bond rating increases.
Steve now puts the lessons he learned in his role as Suffolk County CEO to work for his clients, drawing from his own leadership experience to counsel clients on myriad business-related matters. He focuses on clients in the municipal, real estate, and corporate sectors.
In addition to his legal work, Steve serves as Executive Director of the Center for Cost Effective Government, a cadre of government-savvy community leaders dedicated to empowering the public to take steps to implement the solutions set forth by government reform think tanks. He is also the Founder and President of Common Sense Strategies, which helps government entities and private businesses slash operating costs and enhance efficiency.
A longtime public servant, Steve served in the Suffolk County Legislature and as a New York State Assemblyman prior to becoming County Executive. Steve’s dedication to improving our county guides all of his legal work, and uniquely qualifies him for a Leadership in Law Award.