Robert F. Levine is a founding partner of Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP. He stepped down from the firm’s daily practice in 2014, but he remains as counsel to the firm and its clients on a project-by-project basis.
Mr. Levine graduated from Cornell University (B.S., 1960) and Harvard Law School (L.B., cum laude, 1963) and spent a year as a Knox Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Mr. Levine’s practice has spanned over forty years, and he has represented clients in virtually all major areas of the media/entertainment industry. He has particular expertise in the publishing industry, where he has acted both as an attorney and as a literary agent for many celebrated authors, and has provided strategic counseling on the development, purchase and sale of literary and magazine properties. He also has negotiated employment agreements for prominent media figures, many of whom have been clients of the firm for more than a decade.
Mr. Levine possesses an in-depth expertise of the film and television industry. He produced the motion picture That Championship Season, based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Mr. Levine has been named a “New York Super Lawyer,” and the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory gives him its highest “AV” professional rating. He regularly leads workshops at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference, including, most recently, a session on the electronic book revolution and the rise of self-publishing as a viable alternative to traditional publishing.
His practice is characterized by a humanistic approach to business and professional relationships.