Houston Shareholder Receives Pro Bono Award
The Texas Lawyer in the November 11, 2019 issue reported that Peter Lowy, a shareholder in the Houston office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka, 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 to file suit for a refund in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and upon successful resolution of the claim, to obtain more than $200,000 in refund checks from the IRS. Dedicated to pro bono work throughout his career, Lowy devotes substantial time annually to represent underprivileged taxpayers. He is an adjunct law professor at the University of Houston Law Center. Lowy earned his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and his J.D. from Tulane Law School.
Renesha Fountain, a tax associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, assisted Lowy.
The Houston Volunteer Lawyers is a nonprofit 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.
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