White Plains, NY Brian Levine, Esq., has recently been as in-house counsel/director of legal services & professional standards administrator for the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors (HGAR).
Levine comes to HGAR with 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 Hudson Valley brokerage to oversee and develop their Westchester Rivertown office. After being recruited to join a Westchester brokerage to manage their Rivertown office, Levine left the New York area and joined one of the largest private independent real estate brokerages in the U.S., overseeing their two Philadelphia offices. After several years, he returned to 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.
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.
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of over 12,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country. The Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), owned by HGAR, offers some 20,000 properties in the Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.