October 13, 1935 - June 16, 2016
Lewis A. Hurwitz, co-founder of the firm, practiced for over 50 years in the areas of litigation, commercial real estate, zoning and land use. During that time, he represented national and regional real estate developers, shopping center developers, and major franchises before local and state administrative agencies for the purpose of obtaining approvals and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations. A long valued member of the Milford and Connecticut bars, Mr. Hurwitz was a graduate of Colgate University and Boston University Law School. Mr. Hurwitz served as an Assistant Connecticut State Prosecutor and as Assistant City Attorney in Milford. Mr. Hurwitz was a well-respected litigator, routinely appearing in state and federal courts on behalf of his clients.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hurwitz was selected to numerous award lists, including the Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers, and was AV Peer Rated, a designation achieved through peer recognition. He served on the State Bar Judiciary Committee and the State Bar Grievance Committee.
In 2008, Mr. Hurwitz was honored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation, who designated him a James W. Cooper Fellow. Selection as a Cooper Fellow required demonstrated superior legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state, nation and the advancement of the legal profession. His dedication extended to causes close to his heart, most notably serving on the Connecticut Board of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which recognized his service as top fundraiser of the 2001 MS Corporate Achievers event and 2004 Board Member of the Year.
Mr. Hurwitz passed away on June 16, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.