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    • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    • B.A., Vassar College
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Gabriel Levinson is Chair of Polsinelli’s Real Estate Litigation working group, and a shareholder in the Commercial Litigation practice in the New York office. Gabriel is a strategically aggressive litigator who successfully has challenged and defeated adversaries in a broad spectrum of high-profile legal matters in state and federal jurisdictions across the United States. Gabriel litigates complex and general commercial business disputes, including corporate, business tort and breach of contract claims, and commercial real estate disputes.

Gabriel represents major players in high-stakes corporate litigations, both prosecuting and defending claims arising from a variety of areas, including: acquisitions, mergers, corporate governance disputes, proxy contests, joint venture disputes, emergency injunctive actions, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, and breach of contract disputes. Gabriel has achieved a strong record of success for clients in state and federal trial courts across the country. In addition to the representation of clients in all aspects of corporate transactional litigation, Gabriel regularly counsels clients on pre-dispute situation management, managing risk, and high-exposure transactions.

Gabriel also has secured jury and non-jury verdicts in the areas of corporate, real estate, entertainment, and insurance recovery litigation.

Gabriel arbitrates and mediates cases before multiple alternative dispute resolution tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association and the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services.

Gabriel also heads sensitive internal investigations to uncover fraudulent conduct and mitigate damages for national and international clients, drawing on his experience and training as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

  • Asset management firms ranging from $500 million to $16 billion under management, and other financial companies, in matters with institutional lenders and investors, as well as in actions concerning the enforceability of financial and commercial real estate documents. Noteworthy cases include: reducing a fund’s liability by several million dollars for breaches of an advisory agreement; defending claims and defeating a motion for summary judgment for a breach of a commercial lease/guaranty on behalf of a high-profile investment firm; and preventing the foreclosure of a casino operated by a client's fund.
  • Private companies in disputes with their affiliates and/or subsidiaries. Noteworthy cases include: prosecuting claims for fraud, fraudulent inducement, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion on behalf of the majority members of five affiliated limited liability companies resulting in a multimillion dollar settlement and the successful partition of the companies.
  • Shareholder and partnership issues and disputes. Noteworthy cases include: counseling minority shareholders and other institutional entities against an Israeli defense corporation; successfully negotiating a multimillion dollar settlement for limited partners of one of the nation’s leading real estate development and investment firms; preventing the elimination of minority investors’ and shareholders’ rights and ownership interests of a conglomerate by obtaining an injunction against the majority shareholder of the conglomerate.
  • Public and private companies and high-net-worth individuals in disputes concerning commercial real estate and financial matters. Noteworthy cases include: preventing the sale and demolition of a New York Church’s 100 year old building.
  • Real estate owners and developers in complex commercial real estate issues. Noteworthy cases include: prosecuting claims for a high-profile developer against a condominium board to prevent the board from taking portions of the developer’s multimillion dollar health club unit.
  • Corporations in multijurisdictional disputes. Noteworthy cases include: negotiating the settlement and reduction of multimillion dollar water contamination claims on behalf of a petroleum corporation.
  • Restaurant businesses in capitalization and conversion disputes. Noteworthy cases include: limiting the exposure and liability of a restaurant partnership through the successful resolution of claims accusing the partnership of conversion and fraud.
  • Advised and counseled companies to mitigate or eliminate legal exposure under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act and state-level human right laws. Successfully defended and resolved brick-and-mortar and accessibility lawsuits.
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March 31, 2021
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August 14, 2020
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August 12, 2020
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April 28, 2020
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July 19, 2019
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