Steve Levy focuses his practice on municipal, government relations, and real estate development work. He also advises clients on all aspects of business development and strategy.
A former state and county legislator and candidate for Governor of New York State, Steve served as County Executive of Suffolk County from 2004 to 2011. As CEO of New York State’s largest suburban county—with a population of 1.5 million, a workforce of over 10,000, and a budget of $2.7 billion—Steve was renowned as one of the nation’s leading fiscally conservative managers. His record of eight consecutive years of tax cuts and freezes was unsurpassed in New York State during his tenure. Under his leadership, Suffolk saw a record investment in open space preservation and alternative energies, an unprecedented commitment to workforce housing, the creation or preservation of over 15,000 jobs through his economic development policies, and an over twenty percent reduction in overall crime.
Prior to serving as County Executive, Steve served for 15 years in the Suffolk County Legislature (1986-2000), rising to Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and Deputy Presiding Officer. He also served as a New York State Assemblyman for three years.
In addition to his work at CMM, Steve serves as a political commentator and a strategist assisting candidates for elected office.
Stony Brook University, B.A.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Executive Director, Center for Cost Effective Government
Founder and President, Common Sense Strategies
Honorary Member, Board of Directors, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc.
Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News (2016)