Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner David Heymann has been recognized by Long Island Business News (LIBN) as an influential and prominent leader in the 2022 Book of Long Island Business Influencers.
David Heymann’s approach to the law combines experience, personal style, intelligence, practicality and judgment. In his practice as a corporate lawyer, David primarily advises real estate developers, investors, REITs, and other real estate related companies on complex structuring and joint venture issues. David serves as general counsel, trusted advisor and as a sounding board on major decisions and judgment calls for his clients. As managing partner for Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP., Heymann plays a similar role for the 50+ year old firm.
Heymann joined Meltzer Lippe in 2015 when Post Heymann & Koffler LLP, a boutique firm he co-founded in 1994, merged with Meltzer Lippe to take advantage of its sophisticated practice, particularly in tax, real estate partnership transactions (David’s principle area of practice), and M&A work.
Under Heymann’s leadership, the firm has expanded to more than 70 attorneys and added multiple practice areas including bankruptcy and elder law practices. Additionally, the Firm opened a Boca Raton, Florida office in 2021 and expanded its Manhattan presence and now occupies the 19th floor at Heron Tower, 70 East 55th Street.
Heymann is very serious about maintaining a collegial, family friendly, and respectful culture, whatever the internal and external challenges may be. He has few rules, but expects strict adherence to a few basic principles: Treat everyone as an adult and respectfully; get your work done, do it well and in a timely manner; allow people to be who they are. His daily morning joke or pun, dubbed “MLGB Daily Smile” is quite a hit at the Firm.
“The next generation of attorneys is critical to the firm’s wellbeing, so it is very important for me to remember how I wanted to be treated as a young attorney. A good leader looks to empower people, thereby creating new leaders. If you are constantly telling people how to do something, you stifle their creativeness. I want innovative thinkers. Good leaders create an environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves.”
My role is about more than making this firm successful during my tenure. Together with the other firm leaders, it is about making sure the next generation of high quality lawyers and leaders is created to ensure the firm’s continued success for many generations to come.”