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Stephen M. Levine

Stephen M. Levine

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Commercial, Defective and Dangerous Products, Insurance

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About Me


As a litigation partner I am responsible for the overall strategy involving the defense and prosecution of civil and commercial lawsuits. I participate in discovery, drafting pleadings and motions, court appearances, settlement negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, administrative hearings, trials and appeals. However, much of my practice is devoted to avoidance of litigation and advising clients in terms of contracts, negotiations and resolution of disputes.


 




Specialties:


Mediations and negotiations, trials and arbitrations involving real estate, contracts, businesses, homeowner associations, products liability, toxic torts and construction. My firm has corporate, real estate, homeowner asssociations, transactional, tax, bankruptcy/creditor's rights, commercial litigation, entertainment, intellectual property and estate planning/probate practice expertise. Check us out at www.wrslawyers.com.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Real Estate: 30%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    7 years
  3. Commercial: 20%
  4. Insurance: 10%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%

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Contact Info

Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman, & Rabkin LLP

11400 West Olympic Boulevard, Ninth Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90064-1582

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2013
Outstanding Service AwardAmerican Bar Association, Litigation Section2006
San Fernando Valley Business Journal40 Under 40 Nominee2004
Star of the Quarter AwardAmerican Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division1999
Lawrence J. Blake AwardBeverly Hills Bar Association Barristers1991
Vanderbilt Medal of HonorNew York University School of Law1988
Chancellor's Service AwardNew York University1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP2005 - Present
Of CounselWasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson, LLP2003 - 2005
Staff CounselMunger Tolles & Olson2001 - 2003
Of CounselBecherer Kannett & Schweitzer1997 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationFormer Board of Trustees2003 - 2005
State Bar of CaliforniaFormer Board of Governors1997 - 1998
Lawyers Club of San FranciscoFormer Board of Directors1997 - 2000
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPast Committee Chair1996 - 2004
California Young Lawyers AssociationPast President1992 - 1998
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFormer Board of Governors1989 - 1991
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chiba v. Greenwald (2007) 156 Cal.App.4th 71Affirmation of demurrer
Rohde v. Wolf (2007) 154 Cal.App.4th 28Dismissal of lawsuit.
Mid-Century Ins. v. Daimler Chrysler Corp. (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 310Dismissal of lawsuit.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
American Business Trial Lawyer Report“Rule II: Returning the Teeth to the Tiger”2005
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)“Responding to a Complaint or Cross-Complaint”2004
University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology“An Analysis of the Factors that Determine When and How to Resolve a Trademark Dispute”2004
Health Care Law Newsletter“Retention Time Requirements for Provider Records”1989

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Johns Hopkins UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985