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Jonathan Daniel Levin

Entertainment Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

4.9   27 reviews

also known as Jon Levin

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    34%
    Music business entertainment related agreements and licensing.

    28 years, 450 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    33%
    Divorce, custody, pre/post nuptial agreements, same sex marriage/divorce, settlement agreements, child support, spousal support, enforcement of support, business valuation and distribution, family law mediation, interstate custody cases

    450 cases

  3. Family
    33%
    Divorce, custody, pre/post nuptial agreements, same sex marriage/divorce, settlement agreements, child support, spousal support, enforcement of support, business valuation and distribution, family law mediation, interstate custody cases

    28 years, 400 cases

Mr. Levin is the senior attorney at the firm “Law Offices of Jonathan D. Levin,” located in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Levin has been exclusively practicing family law and entertainment law for over 27 years. He possesses extensive experience in litigating and the negotiation of complex matters in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody and visitation, relocation of a child's residence, child support, spousal support, pre-nuptial agreements, the enforcement of visitation and support Orders, business valuation and distribution, support modification proceedings, and the collection of attorney fees and expert fees. His experience includes the representation of accomplished people in the fields of music, entertainment, finance, medicine, real estate, business, public service, and academia. Jon is a cum laude graduate of Loyola Law School, and is admitted to practice in both the California state courts, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Jon has also drafted and negotiated numerous music recording agreements and merchandising licensing agreements involving TV shows such as "Dog The Bounty Hunter and "Orange County Choppers" and entertainment companies such as Sony, Warner Brothers, Epic, Elektra, and other major entertainment companies. Jon is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society, and the Sir Thomas Moore Law Honors Society. Jon has given numerous legal seminars at UCLA and has been an invited guest speaker in numerous seminars teaching other attorneys in the areas of family and entertainment law. Mr. Levin has been featured in the media regarding his role as a respected family attorney and his talents as a lead guitar player in a famous rock band. 

In his spare time, Jon is also the current lead guitarist for the rock group “Dokken” and was previously the lead guitar player in "Warlock." 

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Location

Law Offices Of Jonathan D. Levin
9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jillian | April 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Free from the Never Ending Marriage!
For starters, I would not finally be divorced without this wonderful lawyer and his team! I was in a very difficult situation, being that I was active duty military and had moved across the country on orders, and my estranged husband just decided to never respond to a single court document or me. I had a case that not many lawyers would take on but Jon was resilient and ensured to get it done. He worked with me over email and phone for over 3 years to get my divorce finalized. Without his encouragement I honestly would've just given up. He never gave up with the courts or on me. He stayed positive and prepared me for various possible challenges and roadblocks. Even with the stress of this case for both he and I, we didn't give up! He got me my divorce and I have never been so happy and sure in the chose I made for my legal team. He really was great and stuck by me the entire time, even when it seemed like a downhill battle. Thank you so much Jon and the Levin legal team. I literally couldn't have done it without you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2024
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The attorney I would solely recommend to friends & family
Jon has been our attorney for years during a highly complicated custody case. We had a previous attorney that agreed to a ridiculous agreement that should never have been signed. Jon basically had to redo the entire agreement to make it legally binding for the other party to follow. Previously it wasn’t under the former attorneys handiwork. He is incredibly meticulous with his wording and knows the law, better than some judges we have unfortunately experienced. He is ethical, meticulous, sharp, and takes a level headed approach during such a highly emotionally charged time. We owe so much to him and I couldn’t recommend Jon more highly.
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Posted by Jose | January 21, 2024
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Excellent
Mr. Levin helped me with my divorce. He is an exceptional lawyer. He made my divorce 100% easy. He explained everything that I had to know/say. He made me feel welcome and comfortable. He went above and beyond to help me. He explained to me what was going to happen in court in regards me not knowing what was going to happen and what the process would be like. He referred me to the proper personal to help me with the court documents and forensic accounting. I’m very grateful that he was able to help me and I will recommend him 100%. Mr. Levin is an honest and truthful attorney.
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Posted by Adam | January 21, 2024
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Always perfect!
My experience in working with Jon Levin has always been perfect! He is creative and covered all bases. His attention to detail is exceptional. His knowledge and guidance make it easy for me. He is an ace! His fees are reasonable and I highly recommend him!
Posted by Sue | January 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Too Notch Matrimonial Attorney
Aside from divorcing by husband, the best decision I made was to hire Jonathan Levin to represent me. Jonathan was honest, thorough and fought for me. I can’t thank Jonathan enough for his dedication to my case and returned money to me that wasn’t used for my retainer. His intimate knowledge of the law saved me a tremendous amount of money.
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Posted by David | January 20, 2024
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Outstanding Family Lawyer, Jonathan D. Levin
Jonathan represented me during my recent divorce, and he did an incredible job. Jonathan guided me through a very stressful time in my life, and as an attorney, he was knowledgeable, hardworking and wise. He was kind and understanding toward me as a client, and he was tough and thorough in my defense in the court system. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Professional and Personable
Mr. Levin represented me for approximately one year in a family law case. He is extremely knowledgeable and honest, always giving good advice. He is also available. I was not ever left wondering when he would get back to me. And I felt like he cared just as much about my case as I did. He was recommended through the California Bar Association.
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Posted by Joe | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Expert
I hired Jon during a stressful period in my life where I was falsely accused and my personal and professional life hung in the balance. Thank god I was referred to Jon, as his knowledge, guidance, and professionalism helped push me through to the most positive outcome possible. Some moments that stood out during the grueling 6 week ordeal: 1. Jon is sharp: when I mentioned a piece of exonerating evidence Jon was previously unaware of, he named the civil code and subsection off the top of his head that would allow the evidence to be permissible in court 2. Jon is conscientious of his client's time/mood/costs: Jon kept necessary phone calls brief and succinct, mitigating hourly attorney fees, while also walking me through likely next steps and displaying exemplary bedside manner 3. Jon is experienced and well-established: Let's face it, when hiring an attorney, you're paying for his connections/experience just as much as his services. Jon has over 20 years experience in family/civil law, and as such, he knew the ins/outs, judges, and pressure points to push at just the right time to advocate for the best outcome possible. I hope I never have to solicit legal advice again, but if I do, Jon Levin will have my business.
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Posted by Ron | October 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tireless advocate
I've consulted with John on several cases over the years where we've discussed strategies for dealing with specific legal issues and court proceedings. I'm constantly impressed with his work ethic and approach to such issues. He is insightful and has a brilliant grasp of both the law and the practical considerations that are important to his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you have a difficult or complex legal situation or case.
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Posted by Mitchell | October 23, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Success !
I've known Mr. Levin from our younger years, and we became reacquainted as I was entering my own law practice just as he was begining his law school years, and we have remained in close contact as he commenced his legal career and through our years practicing law. Though I am in a distinctly different environment and practice areas, as he developed his matrimonial and entertainment practices I would have occasion to converse with him on a variety of subjects as they relate to our practices, issues with clients and business practice, due diligence on legal issues, as well as client questions in his areas of expertise. Jon is a natural lawyer, and will have insight most will not. I've also found his work ethic and perfectionism inspiring. His clients can rest assured he will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of their goals.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence In Copyright
There's not much more I can say about Jonathan Levin except that he is an excellent attorney. I was recently threatened with a lawsuit that was erroneous and felt like a scam. Mr. Levin stepped in and did his best legal work to make this situation go away. In the end, you only hire a lawyer to gain a result, and Mr. Levin delivered. He's an outstanding lawyer, as well as being pleasant and easy to deal with. He explains things in a way that a non-legal mind can grasp so you don't feel like you are giving your retainer money without any understanding on where it's going. I would recommend Mr. Levin to anyone.
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Posted by Don | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law & Entertainment Attorney
Jon Levin has been my attorney for over 20 years. His attention to detail and dedication to his clients, as well as myself, has been exceptional. Unlike other attorneys I have dealt with, Jon has always taken my calls no matter how busy he is. Additionally, he explains the details to me in layman’s terms, whether personal or corporate issues, which has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend Jon Levin to anyone in need of a family law or entertainment law attorney. He is excellent at both.
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Posted by John | February 12, 2019
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child costody
John was an exceptional attorney not only from a professional stand point but extremely knowledgeable in the law he professes to be an expert in. He was so well versed, organized and certain of himself it helped making smart decisions through a difficult and unfortunate circumstance. John's efforts and focus are what makes him in my opinion the very best and that I have been fortunate to work with. Justice was served as we walked away absolutely victorious, twice. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Robert | February 12, 2019
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Top notch lawyer. Highly recommend
I have used Mr. Levin to handle my legal matters on many occasions. I can't say enough about him. He has always conducted himself in a professional manner. His vast knowledge of the law, attention to details, work ethic and people skills is very impressive. He has the unique ability to see things on a "3 dimensional" level. Mr. Levin has always given me an honest and accurate assessment and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
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Posted by Sulmaz | February 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied repeat client
Mr Levin is very knowledgeable and very thorough. He truly cares about his clients and provides them with the best service possible. My company has worked with him on several occasions. When you work with him you can stay assured that you are in good hands. Highly recommended.
Posted by Melissa | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Jon, was an exceptional lawyer in handling my divorce. He was always very firm, quick and made me feel very confident that my case was in great hands. I am very happy with the outcome of my case and I am certain it was because I had Jon on my side! I would highly recommend him to any of my friends, family, and anyone else in need!
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Posted by David | October 22, 2018
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Wish we hired Jon from the beginning!
My daughter was going through a terrible divorce and the attorney representing was not making progress. When we replaced counsel with Jon he immediately took charge and brought the matter to resolution. Jon is extremely knowledgeable, assertive and realistic. He really helped my daughter stay focused, understanding fully her options as well as the potential cost benefit of each option. Jon is a very compassionate person and make certain my daughters needs were fully met. I highly recommend Jon if you need representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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Dedicate and Responsive
Jon walked me through each and every step of the process with patience and superior knowledge. There were times I wanted to give in and give up but Jon was always in my corner and gave me the info I needed to stay the course. He crosses every T and dots every I- NOTHING gets by him. He was just what I needed to guide me through a difficult and complicated process. He knows family law and entertainment law which I needed in my case. I cannot recommend him enough!!
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Posted by WB | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A Dedicated, Focused & Intelligent Counsel
Prior to meeting Jonathan (Jon) Levin, I worked with three other lawyers who were not quite the ones who performed with consistent accuracy and precision, at least from my level of standards. The process that I went through with Jon was quite rigid only because Jon strives to avoid errors and would only want to excel in achieving outstanding bottom-line results. I find Jon to be someone who communicates with strong credibility, someone who asks penetrating questions, and certainly someone who is an empathetic listener. Your time in working with Jon, if you choose to do so, would be very much worth your while. Jon exceeds the norm, hands down!
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Posted by patrick | January 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Super Thorough
If anyone outworks Jon and is better prepared I'd be shocked! He not only handled my divorce, almost 3 years from start to finish, he worked overtime to present all the issues clearly to me and managed to win every single argument when it came to trial against a very uncooperative respondent. Best by far.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-625 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jonathan D. Levin, Esq.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marriage of Coleman
  • Client procured substantial share of spouse's foreign properties.
  • Marriage of M.B.
  • Successfully protected all client's copyright interests in musical compositions and resolved child custody issues amicably.

Associations

  • Featured on News 12 Long Island
  • 2019 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Smart Law Lawyer Referral Panel Member - Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Prenuptial Agreements, Entertainment Law
  • Panel Member - Family Law, Child Custody, Entertainment Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • St. Thomas More Law Honors Society
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law “10 Best Attorney’s” Selection For California
  • American Institute Of Family Law Attorney’s
  • 2019
  • AVVO CLIENTS CHOICE AWARD, 2019
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Cum Laude
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Order of the Coif
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Top 10% of graduating class
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi Law Honors Society
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1996
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Torts
  • Westlaw
  • 1994
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal writing
  • Westlaw
  • 1994
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Publications

  • The Brentwood
  • Rock Star- Super Lawyer Jon Levin
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA Family Law Litigation Roundtable
  • THE USE OF BUSINESS TAX RETURNS IN FAMILY LAW DISSOLUTION ACTIONS
  • 2018
  • "Mining for Financial Information in a Divorce Using Personal Tax Returns Presented by: Family Law Litigation Committee"
  • Family Law
  • 2017
  • Music Publishing
  • Entertainment Law - Guest Speaker
  • 2008
  • UCLA Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Law Guest Speaker
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon's advise and counsel on matrimonial and divorce issues and our discussions in general about issues involving the representation of clients has been very helpful. I do not practice in those areas but issues of that nature occasionally come into play in the matters I do handle and his counsel has enabled me to advise clients and others in turn and assist in decision making in my practice. Jon is among the most knowledgeable attorneys I know in the field."
Entertainment Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Jon for over 12 years and had the pleasure of working and consulting with him on numerous matters. He is a top notch attorney both in terms of knowledge and ability. He is a "go to" guy for entertainment matters and a skilled family court advocate. I admire and respect Jon, both as a person and a lawyer, and recommend him to anyone in need of high caliber legal representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Jonathan on a very unique and challenging matter. His knowledge and command of the relevant law was a huge asset to our mutual client. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is an excellent attorney whose extensive knowledge of the law is only exceeded by his unwavering dedication to his clients. When I have a divorce or family law related matter based in California, Jonathan is unquestionably who I refer the client to."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don’t underestimate Jon Levin just because of his rock star status. He is a brilliant attorney, hard fighting litigator and an all around amazing human being."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brilliant attorney. Meticulous researcher, incisive drafter, and incredibly effective litigator. I highly endorse this lawyer in the fields of family law and entertainment law."
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