We are a full-service law firm that seamlessly integrates and pursues your claims smoothly, from start to settlement. Excellence is the primary principle under which we operate. We have set ourselves apart from other law firms by maintaining an unparalleled commitment to our clients, the five boroughs of New York City, and the Long Island community we serve. We practice law proactively, utilizing our education, experience, technology, and resources to align our strategy with your objectives. Our relentless advocacy combines legal expertise with state-of-the-art technology to deliver our services as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Our primary focus is on fighting and obtaining optimal results using our extensive experience in a range of practice areas. Our trusted attorneys assist clients in the areas of personal injury disputes, and residential and commercial real estate matters. We also have experience in the areas of both commercial and civil litigation, probate and estate administration, estate planning, private and conventional lending and corporate matters.
Acampora & Levine Attorneys have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases. It doesn’t matter if you were involved in a motor vehicle, premises, or construction accident. Our team of lawyers handle everything from start to finish to guarantee the best results for you and your loved ones.
We advocate for those who suffer from catastrophic personal injuries due to the wrongful acts of others. Our attorneys vigorously advocate for our clients, including the injured worker. We proudly fight to obtain the compensation and financial recovery they and their loved ones deserve. We have made protecting the rights of those unjustly injured by the negligence of others the focus of our law practice.
As a full-service personal injury law firm, we practice in the areas of construction accidents, labor law, motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents, and workers’ compensation law. We represent clients in all of the boroughs of New York City, as well as Long Island, and Westchester County. Our attorneys are a select team of experienced litigators with the skills and tenacity necessary to fight for our clients to maximize the value of their case. We handle some of the area’s biggest cases. Some of these cases have included injured plaintiffs who sustained traumatic brain injury, joint replacement surgery, spine injury, and/or quadriplegia.
Our team’s proven and innovative trial strategy has led to high settlement payouts for our clients. We get results and are recognized for going above and beyond for all those seeking help with their personal injury case.
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Product liability cases
- Municipal liability cases
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
Real Estate- Residential and Commercial
Acampora & Levine’s Real Estate attorneys represent a diverse set of clients involved in all aspects of office, industrial/warehouse, retail and residential real estate. Our clients include buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, owners and managers, landlords and tenants, brokers, architects and contractors.
Our attorneys offer a broad range of experience assisting clients in all phases of a real estate project from acquisition and development to leasing and management and through disposition. We will get you into a contract promptly and do what it takes to get your deal closed. And, we offer reasonable flat fees. No surprises. No add-ons. No hidden costs.
Our attorneys provide a practical yet creative approach to handling all aspects of financing and capital structuring for our clients. We represent lenders and borrowers in acquisition and development/construction loans; government loans, including HUD, FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other regulatory financing; and private placements and syndications. When needed, we counsel clients regarding tax incentives and provide representation for real estate tax appeals. We also assist clients with workouts and restructurings.
Keeping up with the myriad of ever-changing, complex regulatory and environmental issues is challenging. Our clients rely on us to counsel them on land use, zoning, eminent domain and environmental matters.
We not only are skilled at handling our clients’ transactional and finance matters, but when needed, we handle all types of disputes that arise in the world of real estate, from foreclosures and evictions to construction litigation and arbitration. Our experienced team of litigators bring a tough but pragmatic approach to resolving real estate disputes to achieve the most advantageous result in the most cost-effective manner.
- Acquisitions and Dispositions
- Vacant land
- Lease and use agreements
- Deed transfers
- Retail, Office, Industrial, Hospitality and Residential Projects
- Real Estate Development and Construction
- Real Estate Finance
- 1031 Exchange Matters
- HUD/Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Regulatory Financing
Civil / Commercial Litigation
Our Civil & Commercial Litigation attorneys represent businesses of all sizes and individuals pursuing or defending claims. Our attorneys draw on their diverse experience and the firm’s multidisciplinary approach to represent businesses and business owners across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, professional services, real estate and construction in all areas of civil and commercial litigation. We also counsel clients on identifying risk and creating proactive strategies to minimize the threat of potential litigation.
While our litigators have extensive trial experience before state, federal and appellate courts, as well as before administrative agencies, our goal is to resolve disputes prior to a hearing or trial. Our attorneys are also highly experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. We prepare each case as if it is going to trial, so that we are always in the strongest possible position when trying to negotiate a favorable settlement prior to trial. Our attorneys practice a “no surprises approach” by keeping our clients fully informed throughout the process to minimize the unexpected.
At Acampora & Levine, we are mindful of the balance between cost-effective representation and strong positioning and believe that there is not one traditional approach that fits every case. We distinguish ourselves by taking the time to understand each client’s goals, assess the strengths of the case and evaluate the risks to determine the best possible route to achieving their goals. In doing so, we are able to assess realistic expectations and set practical budgets.
- Financing and Banking Disputes
- Corporate Litigation
- Contract Disputes
- Complex Business Torts
- Commercial Disputes
- Shareholders’ actions
- Uniform Commercial Code Disputes
- Liability and Toxic Tort Defense
- Employment and Labor Disputes
- Construction and Design Defect Disputes
- Real Estate Issues/Property Disputes
- Corporate Governance and D&O Disputes
- Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation
- Professional Liability
- Surety and Insurance Claim Disputes
- Mediation, Arbitration and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
- Supreme Court and Appellate Practice
Wills, Trusts, Estate Plans, Probate
At Acampora & Levine, our goal is to provide counsel to help you protect and support your family while helping your business maintain operations. Our Estate Planning & Probate attorneys provide comprehensive estate and succession planning customized to each client’s unique circumstances, with special attention given to family relationships and constituent concerns, tax consequences, and efficient administration services. We understand this process is about more than just drawing up a contract addressing the future or identifying and listing names on a paper. Our team of attorneys and non-legal professionals take the time to understand each situation, with a genuine sense of empathy and the understanding that emotions play a role in the process.
Our attorneys provide wealth transfer and estate planning services ranging from simple wills to complex trust arrangements. In order to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of upon your death or incapacitation, we provide counsel on preserving and transferring wealth in a way that best protects your estate. We advise clients on proper asset titling, beneficiary designations, guardianships and conservatorships, as well as tax planning to reduce the impact of gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes. We provide comprehensive business succession planning to provide for a timely and smooth transition of your business upon retirement, sale, disability or death. Our team creates and updates wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, private trust companies, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, buy-sell agreements and family limited partnerships.
Along with estate planning, we provide probate and trust administration. Our attorneys guide fiduciaries in the administration of estates or trusts, and assist in the distribution of non-probate assets. If litigation arises, our attorneys have extensive trial expertise and are highly experienced in mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. We represent clients in will challenges, undue influence claims, fiduciary conduct cases, tax controversies and more.
- Wills and Trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Proxies
- Asset Protection
- Estate Planning
- Family Business Succession Planning
- Charitable Giving and Planning
- Estates, Trusts and Fiduciary Litigation
- Tax Planning
- Probate Administration
- Trust Administration
- Wrongful death
Acampora & Levine provides a full range of representation services to public and private middle market and smaller client companies. These services include traditional corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and corporate governance. In advising our clients, we become closely involved in their businesses, enabling us to assist with a wide range of business matters, including introductions to sources of financing or other services.
We counsel entrepreneurs and executives at all stages of corporate development, beginning with selecting the appropriate type of entity: C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership or limited partnership, and thereafter with shareholders agreements and operating agreements. We represent businesses in many industries in connection with all types of commercial contracts, such as license agreements, franchise agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, consulting agreements, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, and merger, stock purchase and asset purchase agreements.
- Business formations
- Limited partnerships
- Limited liability companies
- Limited liability partnerships
- Professional corporations
- Joint Ventures
- Corporate filings
- Annual and special meetings
- Not-for-profit corporations
- Venture capital deals
- Business sales
- Employment agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Shareholder agreements
Acampora & Levine has vigorously represented both landlords and tenants in New York City and Long Island. Handling cases for both landlords and tenants has sharpened our skills by allowing us to understand the strengths and weaknesses of both sides. This allows us to better prepare for whatever the other side may raise in court and develop a winning strategy. If it is a landlord and tenant dispute, we have successfully handled it.
Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation
Whether the case involves a small building or large, historic and recognizable property, our firm can step in and handle any commercial landlord-tenant issue. This includes nonpayment and holdover summary proceedings in housing court, as well as actions in the Supreme Court such as Yellowstone injunctions, ejectment and related appeals.
Residential Landlord-Tenant Cases
We provide representation in the full range of residential landlord and tenant cases. We are intimately attuned to all the nuances of rent stabilization and rent control. Our representation includes nonprimary residence cases, owner use cases and other statutory tenancy matters. We also fully represent parties in nonpayment summary proceedings and holdover proceedings involving apartments not governed by rent control or rent stabilization. There is no area in residential disputes that we have not successfully handled.
- Summary proceedings
- Landlord rights
- Tenant rights
Lender Representation - Conventional and Private Lending
Acampora & Levine has a well-versed team in assisting with smooth bank closings by resolving and avoiding the challenges borrowers and lenders may encounter in New York loan and mortgage closings. Our mortgage attorneys act as settlement agents and represent banks, private lenders, hard money lenders and other lenders with respect to any mortgage closing. Whether the lender is a large bank or a private lender and whether this is a first loan, refinance or line of credit, our lawyers provide a thorough yet timely review of the loan documents and can be ready to close in as little as 24 hours.
- Consolidation, Extension and Modification Agreements (“CEMAs”)
- Subordination Agreements
- Recognition Agreements
- UCC Financing Statements
- Many other ancillary loan closing documents necessary to perfect a lender’s security interest