Louis Lowenstein (lawyer)

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Louis Lowenstein (June 13, 1925 – April 18, 2009) was an American attorney. He was a founding partner of Kramer Levin (at the time known as Kramer, Lowenstein, Nessen & Kamin) now one of New York City's leading corporate law firms; president of Supermarkets General, a supermarket conglomerate whose operating subsidiary was known as Pathmark; professor at Columbia University School of Law; and a leading critic of the U.S. financial industry.[1]

He was the author of several books, including:

  • What’s Wrong With Wall Street: Short Term Gain and the Absentee Shareholder, Addison-Wesley, 1988
  • Sense and Nonsense in Corporate Finance, 1991
  • The Investor’s Dilemma: How Mutual Funds Are Betraying Your Trust and What to Do About It, Wiley, 2008

He also coedited and contributed to Knights, Raiders, and Targets: The Impact of the Hostile Takeover, published by Oxford University Press in 1988.

His son, Roger Lowenstein, is a prominent financial journalist.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hevesi, Dennis (April 25, 2009). "Louis Lowenstein, Professor of Business Law and Critic of Wall St., Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved April 27, 2009. 

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