Allen M. Levine

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Chair, Business Litigation
alevine@bplegal.com
Professional Experience

In addition to Allen's involvement in firm management and supervision of business litigation attorneys, he handles complex business litigation and real estate litigation for large corporate clients, closely held corporations, real estate developers and financial institutions. Allen also represents clients in probate and trust litigation, community association litigation, insurance coverage litigation and appeals.

Allen has extensive experience in state and federal courts and has handled numerous cases which have created new law. Allen is also AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rated (the highest level attainable) by Martindale-Hubbell.

Allen’s litigation experience includes:

  • Corporate Governance disputes
  • Real estate acquisition, title and use disputes
  • Business and Contract litigation
  • Trust and Probate litigation
  • Trade Secret, Confidentiality, Business Interference and Non-Competition disputes
  • Class Action litigation
  • Commercial tenant litigation
  • Condominium Hotel disputes
  • Hotel management and acquisition disputes
  • Recreation Lease disputes
  • Personal injury and wrongful death litigation

 

Notable Client Accomplishments

  • Obtained a ruling by Fourth District Court of Appeal in Lyons v. Lyons, which held for the first time that a married grantor of Homestead Property cannot challenge the deed she signed without joinder by her husband because she lacked standing to do so.
  • Obtained a judgment that was affirmed on appeal in Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc. v. Ocean Walk Resort Condominium, Inc., which held for the first time in Florida that a timeshare developer was also a condominium developer subject to the mandatory control transfer provisions of the condominium act, thus thwarting the developer’s ability to control the condominium association board.
  • Successfully appealed Van Hook v. The Residences at Coconut Point, LLC, where the Eleventh Circuit Courts of appeals reversed the lower court's determination, and held that the contractual language relied upon by the lower court did not disqualify the developer from being exempt under ILSA, thus preventing buyers from backing out of their real estate purchase contracts.
  • Successfully obtained a decision published in Wigand v. West City Partners, Inc., where the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida prevented 42 of the 43 plaintiffs who sued the condominium developer from bringing their breach of contract and ILSA claims in one lawsuit.
  • Successfully obtained a decision in Kraft v. The Residences of Coconut Point, LLC, where the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled the condominium developer maintained sufficient records to assert the investor exemption to ILSA requirements, thus preventing buyers from backing out of their real estate purchase contracts.
  • Combined 108 class actions on behalf of 108 condominium associations and their unit owners, in a lawsuit against the owner of a recreation lease, which resulted in the successful buyout of the recreation lease at a substantially reduced price.
  • Successfully defended real estate developers against lawsuits by numerous buyers asserting revocation of purchase contracts due to alleged violations of The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA), the Condominium Act, and the Homeowner's Association Act.
  • Successfully assisted buyers in navigating issues related to traditional Hotel and Condominium Hotel acquisition.





Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1981
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S.