Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy now officially has three jobs, four if you count active grandparenting time.
The Bayport resident is now of counsel for Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, a Bohemia-based law firm credited with the legal victory of striking down the MTA payroll tax last week.
“I’m a like a free agent,” the 52-year-old told Patch Tuesday of his latest employment move and what his title reflects.
Levy served seven years as Suffolk County Executive before declining to seek-relection in November, 2011. Prior to that he served 15 years as a county legislator and three years as a state assemblyman.
“I have the flexibility to work on a wide variety of cases from real estate deals to personal injury with this firm while also running my other businesses," Levy said of his legal role.
His two other ventures include his consulting firm, Common Sense Strategies, and the Center for Cost Effective Government, which he described as a think tank for making life easier and less taxing — literally — for Long Islanders.
“The Center is about consolidating services, and is a non-profit collaboration of business and community leaders focused on helping Long Islanders have a better quality of life,” said Levy.
The consulting firm helps companies with issues that range from cost-effectiveness to putting more efficient business processes in place, he said.
"He brings a great deal of value to the firm and to our clients. We couldn't be happier to have him on board," said Campolo.
While three separate roles may seem like an over-full plate for most people, Levy said it’s actually a much shorter a workday than his days as a public official and the usual 60- to 70-hour work weeks.
“I paid my dues for a long time in terms of the hours I’ve worked and now it’s time to have more family time and enjoy my 15-month-old grandchild,” he said. “Spending time that way is just a joy.”
But he’s obviously not going to spend all day at the playground as he's hoping to keep busy workwise as well.
“People should feel free to call [the law firm] on any aspect of law. Just ask for me,” he said.