How Todd Levine Established Himself As A Prominent Miami Litigator
Todd Levine grew up in Miami wanting to become a litigator. He became a student at the University of Florida and earned a finance degree in 1988. This same university’s Levin College of Law is where he earned his law degree in 1991, with honors. He passed the bar exam that same year and started working for a local law firm, Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin. He stayed at this firm for 18 years.
In 2009 he co-founded another law firm which is Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. He specializes in complex business disputes and commercial real estate litigation, although he handles other litigation cases as well. His clients have included investors, property managers, real estate brokers, and lending institutions. Many of his cases involve people in the entertainment and sports industry such as the former baseball star Alex Rodriquez.
He also represented Edie Laquer who is a well-known commercial real estate broker in Miami. Todd Levine has represented her in a number of cases including one where he won her a $3.4 million judgment. In this case, it was ruled that Africa Israel Properties had failed to pay her the commission they owed her on the sale of a property.
Outside of his legal career, Todd Levine enjoys a few hobbies. This includes playing the guitar, something he learned to play as a youth. He also plays the bass guitar and keyboard and enjoys drawing and art. He says that his hobbies definitely help him as a litigator because they give him a unique perspective on things.
He is a member of several legal organizations. These include the America Inns of Courts, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. He also established an organization at the University of Florida called the Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Society.