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Levine Samuel, LLP is a boutique law firm located near the United Nations at 800 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 focusing principally on publishing related matters and Intellectual Property (copyright, trademarks, Internet, and domain name issues). Sheila J. Levine is a publishing attorney with deep experience in the publishing industry, represents clients as a consulting publishing attorney for book projects. Her legal services include reviewing and negotiating publishing contracts, counseling on copyright issues, and reading manuscripts for invasion of privacy and defamation. She is co-author of numerous blogs on publishing, contract and copyright law on this website. Gerald M. Levine is a consulting attorney on matters relating to intellectual property rights management, trademarks, domain names, & cybersquatting; he is a commercial and intellectual property litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He is the author of a treatise on trademarks, domain names & cybersquatting (2015). He has published widely in print and online magazines and journals.
We believe that attorneys should listen carefully to their clients’ issues and offer reasoned counsel and advice. You will always be working with one of the principals of the Firm and your matters will always receive our personal attention. We invite you to read our essays and find out more about us. We represent agented and unagented authors, literary agents, publishers, Internet entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, and individuals.
Nothing is more important than understanding rights and protecting interests. Traditional and self publishing authors uncertain about their rights and small businesses considering entering the cyber marketplace are at risk if they do not understand the contracts put before them or the laws applicable to their work. If you are considering engaging counsel to represent or assist you in your publishing endeavors and copyright or advising about cyber issues and trademark we look forward to hearing from you. You expect engaged principals when you retain counsel. This is what we offer at reasonable fees.
Gerald is the author of numerous articles on Internet and domain names, real estate and environmental topics and copyright and contracts and the author of a well-received treatise on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting. Commentaries on cybersquatting that originally appeared on udrpcommentaries.com are now incorporated in this website as are Blogs jointly authored with Sheila on publishing law, contracts and copyright. Other Blog publications: he contributes to Resolution Roundtable, New York State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. A full list of publications is available at http://www.iplegalcorner.com/resume/. His essays on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting are republished on circleid.com. Gerald and Sheila are co-authors of Blogs that originally appeared on legalcornerforauthors.com (copyright and contract law for authors). They, also, are now incorporated in this website.
Gerald is on the National List of commercial and IP neutrals for the American Arbitration Association; and a mediator in Commercial Division, New York Supreme Court; and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has litigation and ADR experience in the following areas:
E-Commerce and Brand Disputes
Intellectual Property (Trademark and Internet)
His treatise DOMAIN NAME ARBITRATION with a Foreword by The Hon. Neil A. Brown QC. 2015 is described at the publisher’s website <legalcornerpress.com>. Notices and Reviews can be found under the Media Kit tab on that website. A Second Edition of the treatise is scheduled for publication December 2018.