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Peter Lowy Recognized by Houston Volunteer Lawyers for Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement

October 21, 2019

Peter Lowy Recognized by Houston Volunteer Lawyers for Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement

Peter Lowy, shareholder in the Houston office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has recently received the Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL) Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Achievement.

Through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Lowy provided support to a fellow volunteer attorney on a pro bono tax case. With his help, the pair assisted the client file suit for refund in the United States District Court for The Southern District of Texas and upon successful resolution to obtain more than $200,000 in refund checks from the IRS. Renesha Fountain, a tax associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, assisted Lowy.

Dedicated to pro bono work throughout his career, Lowy devotes substantial time annually to represent underprivileged taxpayers. A leader in the pro bono field, Lowy is a past chair of the ABA Tax Section's Pro Bono Committee and coordinates a pro bono program for the U.S. Tax Court. In 2003, his work with disadvantaged taxpayers earned him the ABA Tax Section's Pro Bono Award. In 2015, his pro bono work earned him the Access to Justice Award from the New York State Courts.

As a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Lowy is best known for his tax controversy work and deep experience in the energy sector. He also advises corporations and other taxpayers in a broad spectrum of industries on tax compliance issues, tax planning, and risk management. He regularly works with the Internal Revenue Service and the Texas Comptroller’s office on a wide range of matters.

Lowy sits on the Council for the American Bar Association Tax Section. He is an adjunct law professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Tax Controversies, and is widely published on tax audits and litigation-related subjects. He is a former chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Energy Tax Committee and of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Committee on Court Procedure & Practice. Lowy earned his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law and his JD from Tulane Law School. Following law school, he clerked for the United States District Court and served as an attorney-advisor to the United States Tax Court.

The Houston Volunteer Lawyers is a non-profit service of the Houston Bar Association that provides free legal aid to low-income residents of Harris County by connecting them with volunteer lawyers who agree to handle their matters for free.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka:

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. In addition to commercial and business litigation, the firm has expertise in tax planning and tax controversy, corporate law, securities and finance, employment law, employee benefits/ERISA, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, real estate, and construction law.