Gregory E. Louis is an Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York, specializing in business, nonprofit, and municipal corporate law as well as contracts. Prior to Professor Louis’s teaching career, he co-founded and served as the initial general counsel of Communities Resist, a civil legal services organization serving low-income households and community-based organizations in Brooklyn and Queens under a community lawyering and organizing model.

At three community lawyering offices, he also supervised department staff, litigated cases, and performed transactional work in connection with representing tenant and shareholder associations, low-income housing cooperatives, community coalitions, and community-based organizations. This civil legal services work involved advising on nonprofit governance and compliance and on land use, including community benefit agreements as well as affirmative litigation before federal courts under the Fair Housing Act and Administrative Procedures Act, state courts under the Business Corporation Law, and housing court under Article 7-A of the RPAPL and Section 110 of the New York City Civil Court Act. Professor Louis also was a business and finance associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP representing public and private entities in asset and stock purchases, corporate restructurings, and securities compliance, and a Morgan Lewis Public Interest Fellow representing and advising a nonprofit group on corporate restructuring and tax matters.

Prior to law school, Professor Louis tutored and taught Harlemites, Bronxites, and students from the Heights as part of an EII program for junior high school and high school students at Columbia University’s Double Discovery Center.   His scholarly interests center on corporate and social power and the enforcement of law, especially as it relates to local immigrant communities and those of color.


Gregory E. Louis et al., “7A”, chapter in Tenants and Landlords NYC: Not A Love Story (Justice Emily Jane Goodman and Edward J. Acton eds., 2019).

Law Review Articles

Gregory E. Louis, Unlocking Progressive Corporate Governance: The Black and Brown HDFC Key, 10 American University Business Law Review 79 (2021).
Gregory E. Louis, A Proposal to Support Enforcing Regulations for the Rule of Law, 2016 Clearinghouse Rev. 1 (2016).

Essays and Editorials

Gregory Louis et al., “The Loft Law Bill: Inequity on Stilts” (Gotham Gazette, March 2019)
Gregory Louis et al., “CityViews: Amazon Will Deliver More Displacement to NYC’s Working Class” (City Limits, November 2018)
Gregory Louis et al., “Race Lost For the New East New York: De Blasio’s Brooklyn Building Plan Fails the Discrimination Test” (New York Daily News, April 2016)

Media Publications

Gregory Louis, “The Clean Sea Breeze of Bad Men” (Yale Law and Political Economy Blog, July 2020))

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