HGAR Hires Brian Levine as New In-House Counsel

Real Estate In-Depth | April 2019

Brian Levine, HGAR In-House Counsel/Director of Legal Services & Professional Standards Administrator

WHITE PLAINS—Brian Levine, Esq., of Stamford, CT has recently been appointed In-House Counsel/Director of Legal Services & Professional Standards Administrator for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

Levine comes to HGAR with nearly two decades of legal experience, including real estate, contracts, refinancing, litigation/mediation/arbitration, insurance, regulatory agency compliance, commercial contracts/development, and tortuous interference of business practices.

In addition, he has handled small matters in arbitration and large matters that extended to the U.S. Supreme Court. Levine is licensed to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey (retired), as well as various federal District Courts and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Levine began his real estate career as an associate broker for a boutique luxury Rockland County brokerage, and was later recruited by a prominent Hudson Valley brokerage to oversee and develop its Westchester Rivertown office. After being recruited to join a top Westchester brokerage to manage its #1 Rivertown office, Levine left the New York area and joined the largest private independent real estate brokerage in the U.S., overseeing its two Philadelphia offices. After several years, he returned to the Hudson Valley to oversee another top-producing Rivertown brokerage.

Throughout his time in real estate, Levine always maintained a private legal practice and ultimately made the decision to go back to a full-time law practice.

Levine was raised in the small suburban town of Mansfield, MA. An avid traveler, he has explored much of the U.S. and many countries abroad. In his youth, he worked as a stage technician for various New England venues, installing national and international theatrical and music tours as a stage rigger. He later served as the Stage Manager for numerous venues, and eventually, as the Stage Manager for Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

A St. John’s Law alum, Levine is also a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University. He received his Master’s degree from Emerson College, and after graduation, served as an adjunct Communication professor at Emerson College, Brandeis University, and Framingham State University before attending law school.

He and his wife Ellen have two children –his daughter Peyton, and her son Jack. Together, they also have a gray tabby kitten named Shamrock.