Gabriel Levinson

Partner, CFE

P 212.216.1133   F 646.502.5533
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 

Gabriel Levinson

Partner, CFE

P 212.216.1133   F 646.502.5533   glevinson@tarterkrinsky.com

Gabriel Levinson is a strategically aggressive litigator. Business leaders turn to Gabriel when they need a fierce advocate and savvy business advisor to protect their rights and interests, or when their profitability or reputation are under siege.

A partner in the Litigation, Real Estate and Retail Practice Groups at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Gabriel has successfully challenged and defeated adversaries in a broad spectrum of complex legal matters, and regularly appears pro hac vice in both state and federal jurisdictions across the United States. He has secured hard-won jury and non-jury verdicts in both the Supreme and Civil Courts of New York in the areas of commercial, contractual, real estate, entertainment and insurance litigation. Gabriel also has arbitrated and mediated cases before various alternative dispute resolution tribunals, such as the American Arbitration Association and the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services.

Gabriel has proven himself as a winning litigator for the firm’s national and international clients, including global retailers; world-renowned vineyards; commercial and residential real estate owners, operators, and developers; asset management firms; nightlife and restaurant owners, operators, and developers; financial and real estate investors; design professionals; entrepreneurs; artists; and high-net-worth individuals.

Gabriel also heads sensitive internal investigations to uncover fraudulent conduct and mitigate damages for retail companies and multinational corporations. He makes independent assessments and recommendations, recognizing that proactive and aggressive crisis management mitigates or eliminates a company’s exposure. He also assists clients with fraud prevention and assessments, drawing on his training as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Representative Matters:

  • Asset management firms ranging from $500 million to $16 billion under management, and other financial companies, in matters with institutional lenders and in actions concerning the enforceability of financial and commercial real estate documents. Noteworthy cases include: reducing a fund’s liability by $2 million for breaches of an advisory agreement; defending claims and defeating a motion for summary judgment for a breach of a commercial lease/guaranty on behalf of a high-profile investment firm; and preventing the foreclosure of a casino operated by a client's fund.
  • Advised and counseled companies to mitigate or eliminate legal exposure under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act and state-level human right laws. Successfully defended and resolved brick-and-mortar and website accessibility lawsuits.
  • Shareholder and partnership issues and disputes. Noteworthy cases include: counseling minority shareholders and other institutional entities against an Israeli defense corporation; successfully negotiating a multi-million dollar settlement for limited partners of one of the nation’s leading real estate development and investment firms; preventing the elimination of minority investors’ and shareholders’ rights and ownership interests in a nightlife conglomerate in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District by obtaining an injunction against the majority shareholder of the conglomerate.
  • Public and private companies and high-net-worth individuals in disputes concerning commercial real estate and financial matters. Noteworthy cases include: preventing the sale and demolition of a New York Church’s 100 year old building; and litigating and securing a judgment on behalf of a prominent jeweler.
  • Real estate owners and developers in complex construction issues. Noteworthy cases include: prosecuting claims for a high-profile developer against a condominium board to prevent the board from taking portions of the developer’s multi-million dollar health club unit; and litigating on behalf of the owner of a multi-million dollar commercial unit to enforce his rights to water-proof the unit.
  • Corporations in multi-jurisdictional disputes. Noteworthy cases include: negotiating the settlement and reduction of multi-million dollar water contamination claims on behalf of a petroleum corporation.
  • Restaurant businesses in capitalization and conversion disputes. Noteworthy cases include: limiting the exposure and liability of a restaurant partnership through the successful resolution of claims accusing the partnership of conversion and fraud.
  • Private companies in disputes with their affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Noteworthy cases include: prosecuting claims for fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion on behalf of the majority members of five affiliated limited liability companies resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement and the successful partition of the companies.
Education
  • Vassar College, B.A. 1995
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 1998

Admissions
  •  New York
  •  New Jersey
  •  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  •  U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
Memberships
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Arbitration and Mediation Committees

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

 

Favorite sport team:
New York Giants

Favorite NY landmark:
New York City's Central Park

 

Education
  • Vassar College, B.A. 1995
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 1998

Admissions
  •  New York
  •  New Jersey
  •  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  •  U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
Memberships
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Arbitration and Mediation Committees

Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

 


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