Online legal services are not going away, so traditional attorneys need to adapt to the changing marketplace, according to panelists at a San Diego Law Library event last month.
Law School/Year: University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Order of the Coif, 1990
College/Year: University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
Construction; Real Estate
The representation of developers, investors and lenders in numerous development projects, including the following:
• Representation of buyers and sellers in numerous real estate purchase and sale transactions, including the representation of a prominent international REIT in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of laboratory and office buildings in and around Cambridge, Mass.
• Representation of landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, including 10 years of representing Latham & Watkins LLP in leases throughout the world, such as representation in connection with a 292,328 square feet lease in Los Angeles, a 108,409 square foot lease in San Francisco, and a 124,639 square foot lease in London.
• Representation of developers, investors and lenders in connection with numerous development projects, including the representation of the San Diego Padres and JMI Realty in connection with aspects of PETCO Park. Levine’s work included negotiation and construction of joint use, construction and construction management agreements with the city of San Diego and various contractors involved in the development and construction of the Project. Levine has also represented JMI in connection with the development and operation of the Ballpark District Chilled Water Plant.
• Representation of developers of power projects throughout the world, including representation of the Government of Abu Dhabi in connection with the development of four approximately 1200 megawatt power projects located in Abu Dhabi. As outside counsel in connection with the development of the project, Levine has been responsible for negotiating fuel supply, operations and management, and other project-related agreements. This is one of the largest development projects in the world.
Levine is a partner in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins LLP and a member of the Firm’s Finance Department. Levine has been at Latham & Watkins since he graduated from law school in 1990. He has has broad experience in a wide variety of power development and real estate construction, leasing, finance and related transactions.
Levine serves on the board of directors of Jewish Family Service of San Diego. He served as the president of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of San Diego from 2009 to 2011.
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