Ms. Levines practice centers around handling disputes between individuals – primarily entrepreneurs – in both the business and personal arenas. In the business arena, Ms. Levine concentrates on partnership disputes, disputes in close corporations and other disputes between individuals that once had close, personal working relationships. In the personal arena, Ms. Levine concentrates on complex, high net worth divorce cases. She brings to these cases a business litigators perspective. Further, Ms. Levinešs former career as a masters level social worker helps her understand the emotional strain of a divorce. Ms. Levine also handles litigation related to trust and estates, as well as general business litigation issues.
- B.A., Grinnell College, 1974
Graduated with honors
- M.A., University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 1976
- J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1986
Graduated Cum Laude
Order of the Coif
Articles and Symposium Editor of the Northwestern Law Review.
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Seymour Simon on the Illinois Supreme Court, 1986-1987
- Associate at Novack and Macey LLP, 1987-1992
- Partner at Novack and Macey LLP, 1992-2010
- Practicing with this firm since June 2010
- Adjunct Faculty Member in trial practice at Northwestern University School of Law.
- Represented numerous high net worth divorce clients in cases involving among other things:
– Valuations of closely held businesses;
– Trust issues;
– Tracing of funds to establish that various assets
are non-marital property;
– Custody issues;
– Breaches of fiduciary duty; and
– Maintenance issues.
- Successfully represented investor in a claim against a fund manager for breach of fiduciary duty, securities fraud, and violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.
- Successfully defended the executor of an estate in a three-and-a-half week jury trial in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
- Successfully defended an officer of a closely held company in a jury trial in Dallas, Texas in a claim brought by another officer, his former wife, for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and a variety of other claims.
- Successfully represented the board of directors of a closely held manufacturing company and two beneficiaries of a trust against several suits brought by various other trust beneficiaries.
- Successfully represented the estate of a thirteen-year-old child in a suit against the City of Chicago and a police officer for the negligent manner in which the officer stored his service revolver that led to the death of the child.
- Represented the trustee in a series of suits brought by various beneficiaries.
- Represented a manufacturer in a claim for intentional wrongful
death in Ohio.
- Represented the Friends of Meigs Field in a suit against Mayor Daley for the closing of Meigs Field Airport.
- Chicago Council of Lawyers, Co-Chair of the
State Judicial Evaluator Committee
- The Jewish Child and Family Services, Board Member
- The Womens Board of the Jewish United Fund, Board Member.