Partner Levine Samuel, LLP. The law firm is located at 800 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017;
Telephone (212) 596-0851
His email is

Born London, England.
Admitted to bar, 1976, New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Education: University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1962); City University of the City of New York (M.A., 1965); New York University (Ph.D., 1968); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1975).

Work History:  Levine Samuel, LLP, 1992-present; Partner, Gallet, Dreyer & Berkey, 1988-92; Senior Associate, Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Manley & Underberg, 1972-88; Assistant Professor, Queens College, City University of the City of New York, 1967-71; Lecturer, appointed Fellow, New York University, 1965-67; U.S. Air Force, 1956-60.

Experience: Teaching, English Composition and literature (New York University, Founder’s Day Scholar, and Queens College, Chairman Composition Dept). Litigation and trial work principally (although not exclusively) real estate and business disputes, including commercial contracts, prosecuting and defending defamation, purchase and sale agreements, leasing and rental claims, real estate broker disputes. Has represented property owners, architects, real estate brokers and commercial and residential tenants. Non-real estate experience includes intellectual property disputes. Has acted as “counsel for situation” in resolving commercial and private disputes. Non litigation experience includes representing authors, reviewing manuscripts for defamation and invasion of privacy; counseling on Internet issues for individuals and businesses, domain name registrations and disputes, counseling on copyright and trademark law and applications.

Publications include:


“The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cyberquatting,” NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014, Vol. 7, No. 1.”Challenging Arbitration Agreements for Unconscionability,” Dispute Resolution Journal, 24-28 (Nov. 2010 – Jan. 2011) (American Arbitration Association)
Short essays and blogs (New York State Bar Association, ADR Section.

Real Estate Law

“‘Havana Central’: Tort Liability and Holdover Tenants,” N.Y.L.J., July 9, 2008, pg 4.
“New York’s Rent Regulation Reform Act of 1997,” The Real Estate Finance Journal, Winter 1998 (with Tracy A. Caras).
“Materiality Standard Under Martin Act,” N.Y.L.J., July 27, 1988 (with Donald S. Snider).

Environmental Law

“Insurance for CERCLA Claims: The Premium Pays for What?” Loyola Consumer Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring, 1992.
“The Rhetoric of Public Expectation,” 9 Pace Envtl. L. Rev., Vol. 8:2 (Spring 1991).
“Qualifying for the Innocent Purchaser/Landowner Defense Under CERCLA,” NYSBAJ Envtl. Section Journal, Summer 1991.
“Spreading Costs for Cleaning Up Contaminated Property: Contribution and Indemnification Under CERCLA,” New York State Bar Journal,
July/August 1991, Vol. 63, No. 5.
“A Prolegomenon to Understanding the Developer’s True Statutory Responsibilities Under SEQRA,” Touro Law Review, Spring, 1989 (with Donald S.Snider).

“SEQRA: Declaration of Nonsignificance and Issuing a Negative Declaration,” New York Stante Bar Journal, July 1986, Vol. 58, No.5 (with Donald S. Snider).
“Strict Liability for Contaminating State’s Groundwater Resources,” N.Y.L.J., April 29, 1986 (with Donald S. Snider).
“Negative Declarations Under Environmental Quality Review Act,” N.Y.L.J., December 13, 1985 (with Donald S. Snider).
“The New York State Environmental Quality Review Act of 1975: An Analysis of the Parties’ Responsibilities in the Review/Permit Request Process, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. XII: 1, 1983-84.

Internet and Domain Name Arbitration (Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy)

Creator and Author of daily blogs on <> (Now consolidated with other blogs on <>

“How Cases are Decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy,” N.Y.L.J., January 31, 2005.
“Research on the Web: Internet Resources in Law and Business,” N.Y.L.J., Nov. 12 and 19, 1996.

Publishing Law (Contracts and Copyright)

Creator and Author (with Sheila J. Levine, Esq.) of Blog <>, a blog devoted to publishing, contract and copyright law.  Now consolidated the domain name posts on <iplegalcorner>.

Domain Name Arbitration: Mini-Essays

Analyses of arbitration decisions from panelists appointed by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum.  Numerous post on the LexisNexis Trademark Blog, 2008-2009.

In Preparation, “Domain Name Jurisprudence:  A Practical Guide to Asserting and Defending Trademark Infringement Claims Under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.  Publication date Summer 2014.

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