• Education: Fordham University (B.A., 1989); Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 1993).

    Practice Areas: Municipal Law and Litigation; Commercial Litigation and Trial Practice; General Corporate Counsel; Transactional Law; Tort Trial and Insurance Law.

    Admitted: New York State Supreme Court, Second Department, 1994; State of Connecticut, 1994; United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1994; United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1998; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2011.

  • A founding partner of the firm, Mr. Lyons has more than 20 years experience representing municipal entities, businesses, individuals, high growth companies, finance professionals, and high net worth individuals; adding value, protecting their assets and helping them preserve their rights. Mr. Lyons has litigated matters for the firm’s clients in venues throughout the tri-state area, including: Federal and State Courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels in a number of areas including: municipal defense, commercial litigation; employment law; shareholder disputes; corporate dissolution; negligence defense; insurance coverage issues; and criminal defense.

    Mr. Lyons is a member of the Federal Magistrate Merit Selection Panel of the Southern District of New York, the Chair of the Federal Bar Council, Westchester Committee, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association; and the Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Lyons is a Court appointed Mediator and Hearing Officer in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County.

    Mr. Lyons is currently Village Justice for the Village of Irvington.

    The Chairman of the Brehon Law Society in Westchester County, Mr. Lyons served as Village Prosecutor for the Village of Irvington (2000-2010), the Village of Elmsford, the Village of Sleepy Hollow (2006-2009) and the Village of Ardsley (2001-2004). He is the author of “Building the Pyramid: The Use of Cumulative Penalties in Municipal Code Prosecutions” in the Westchester Bar Journal, Spring/Summer Edition 2009.

    Mr. Lyons serves as a Director of Sunnyside Bancorp, Inc., a publicly traded community bank. An active supporter of the Inner City Scholarship Fund, Mr. Lyons serves on Lawyer’s Committee for the Inner City Scholarship Fund, was formerly on the Advisory Board of St. Angela Merici School in the Bronx and is Past Chairman of the Advisory Board of Immaculate Conception School in Irvington.

    Mr. Lyons is also active in a variety of business and trade related organizations such as: The Ireland-U.S. Council for Commerce and Industry, the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States, the Irish International Business Network, the Westchester County Association and the Irish Technology Leadership Group.

    In December of 2009, Mr. Lyons was selected as an honoree in the Irish Echo’s 2009 Top Law & Order edition. Additionally, Mr. Lyons has been an occasional Legal Commentator on the FOX News Channel and a Legal Analyst on WFAS News Radio.

    Mr. Lyons resides in Irvington with his wife Kerry and their five children.