Levine & Montana

Attorneys at Law

Levine & Montana is a law firm located in Peekskill, New York.  Our firm has been a beacon in the Westchester community since 1980.  We specialize in both real estate transactions and criminal defense.


We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.

Our legal team has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal and business solutions for our clients. We offer high-quality legal work and exceptional, personal client service.

We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation, and we work hard to earn their loyalty every day.

Our Team:

  • Lewis C. Montana, Esq.
  • Matthew P. Montana, Esq.

Lewis C. Montana, Esq.

Lewis Montana has been a partner of Levine & Montana since 1980, focusing his civil practice on condominium/co‑op law, residential community associations, real estate (residential and commercial), business, mortgage lending, wills and estates, and probate. His more than 40 years of legal experience has earned him an “AV Preeminent 5.0” rated by Martindale‑Hubbell.

Prior to his time in private practice, Mr. Montana was an Assistant Attorney General in the Bureau of Real Estate Financing and Bureau of Securities within the New York State Department of Law. As an AAG, Mr. Montana reviewed real estate financing offering plans and performed examination of condominiums, cooperative housing and homeowners’ association offering plans. He also interpreted, administered and enforced state registration and exemption laws for inter‑state securities offerings.

Mr. Montana is a 1976 graduate from the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Fordham University. At Fordham, he majored in Economics, was named to the Dean’s List and selected for Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Montana is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association (Member of Real Property Law Section Committee on Condominiums & Cooperatives), the Westchester County Bar Association (Member of Real Property Law Section Executive Committee: 2007 – 2011), and the Peekskill Bar Association (President, 1986/87).

Outside of law, Mr. Montana served on the Board of Directors, Hudson Valley Hospital Center at Peekskill/Cortlandt from 1987-1993, and is a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and the Community Associations Institute.

Mr. Montana is admitted to practice law in New York, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Montana has also been published numerous times:

  • “Limited Partnerships and the Martin Act,” New York State Bar Association Journal, June, 1979. ‑ Volume 51 Number 4

  • “Case Notes” column, Habitat magazine, Suburban Edition, from May, 1994 to April, 2001, when the Suburban Edition ceased publication; this was a monthly publication for co‑op, HOA and condominium Boards of Directors and Building Managers

  • “Community Association Board Concern About a Resident Sex Offender”, Westchester Bar Journal, Spring/Summer 2005 – Volume 32, No. 1

Matthew P. Montana, Esq.

Matthew Montana is an experienced criminal attorney, and represents those that have been accused of committing a violation, misdemeanor, or felony.

Matthew Montana focuses his civil practice on condominium/co-op law, real estate (residential and commercial) transactions, landlord/tenant matters, as well as with wills and estates. 

Prior to joining Levine & Montana, Matthew Montana served as an Assistant District Attorney for six and a half years in the nation’s premier prosecutor’s office, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Hired by the legendary District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, Mr. Montana served in the Office’s Trial Division, and handled over one thousand criminal cases from inception through disposition. Mr. Montana tried over twenty cases involving crimes such as DWI, assault, robbery, sexual abuse/forcible touching, narcotic sale, identity theft, and trademark counterfeiting.

Mr. Montana graduated cum laude from New England Law | Boston in 2008. He served as an associate, and later as a technical editor on the New England Law Review.

Prior to law school, Mr. Montana graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mr. Montana was a Spanish major, and speaks Spanish fluently.

Matthew Montana is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County.

Matthew Montana is admitted to practice law in New York, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Levine & Montana | 1019 Park Street - P.O. Box 668 | Peekskill, New York 10566 | (914) 737-3515
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