Levine Law, LLC

Levine Law, LLC

3rd Generation Law Firm with close to a Century of experience practicing Wills, Trusts, and Estate Administration as well as Personal Injury steadfastly upholding our Core Values: Tradition, Honor, Counsel, Ethics and Service.

Firm Overview

Levine Law, LLC is a 3rd Generation Law Firm that offers a comprehensive list of services in the following Practice Areas:

* Personal Injury:
Accidents | Medical Mistakes | Wrongful Death | Police Misconduct | Negligence

* Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration:
Assistance, Guidance and Compassion | Will or No Will (Testate and Intestate) | Probate |
Rightful Heir Recovery and Protection | Compiling Estate Debts and Assets |
Inheritance Tax Return Inventory and Appraisal | Calculate and Pay Inheritance Tax and Estate Tax | File Tax Return with Department of Revenue | Real Estate Disposition | Government (DHS, Medicare, Medicaid, IRS, State) | Elder Law | Elder Planning | Prepare First / Final Accounting a.k.a. Formal / Informal | Prepare Family Settlement Agreement | Advertise Estate in Local Newspaper and Law Journal | Prepare and File Status Report

Levine Law provides service to ALL 67 PA Counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York County and more including the following Cities:

Aliquippa, Allentown,Altoona, Arnold, Beaver Falls, Bethlehem, Bloomsburg, Bradford, Butler, Carbondale, Chester, Clairton, Coatesville, Connellsville, Corry, Du Bois, Duquesne, Easton, Erie, Farrell, Franklin, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Hermitage, Jeannette, Johnstown, Lancaster, Latrobe, Lebanon, Lock Haven, Lower Burrell, McCandless, McKeesport, Meadville, Monessen, Monongahela, Nanticoke, New Castle, New Kensington, Oil City, Parker, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pittston, Pottsville, Reading, St. Marys, Scranton, Shamokin, Sharon, Sunbury, Titusville, Uniontown, Warren, Washington, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, York

Main Office

Levine Law
22 East Grant Street
New Castle PA 16101

Phone

724-658-5596

Fax

724-202-6000

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes via Phone, In-Person or Video Conferencing

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate Administration: are usually charged as a percentage of the estate's assets. Under certain circumstances, services may be charged on a hourly basis, as mutually agreed to in writing between the law firm and the client. Personal Injury: Percentage of Total Award, No Fee until we Win!

Hourly Rates

Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration

Office Information

Office Hours

09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (Emails and Phone Calls 24x7x365)

Office Manager

Brian Levine

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Probate

Three generations, nearly 100 years, of Estate Administration and Estate Planning.

* Estate Administration

Levine Law helps clients with undertaking the estate administration process after the death of a loved one, such as opening the estate, compiling inventory, and making distribution. We understand that this is a difficult time. We can assist you with preparing and reviewing all necessary paperwork, financial statements, and court filings. Our firm will help from beginning to end during every step of the administration process, whether you are an executor, administrator, trustee, beneficiary, or heir.

Concentrations

- Inventory Identification of Assets and Debts
- Death Taxes (State and Federal)
- Inheritance Tax Returns
- First and Final Accounting Filed in Probate Court
- Family Settlement Agreements
- Estate/Trust Litigation in Probate Court Representing Executor, Administrator, Trustee, Beneficiary, or Heir

* Estate Planning

Levine Law guides clients and their family members through strategies and decisions about Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, applying to nursing homes, and healthcare and financial powers of attorney. We work with insurance agents, financial planners, and accountants to plan for your future. Regardless of age or income, you need to protect yourself and your loved ones. Our firm will provide detailed insight and practical experience to protect the money and the assets that you have worked so hard to save.

Concentrations

- Medicaid Planning
- Wills
- Trusts (Living, Testamentary, Marital, Spendthrift, Special Needs, Generation Skipping, and Medicaid)
- Service as Fiduciary Trustee
- Guardianships
- Life Insurance
- Powers of Attorney (Healthcare and Financial)
- Reverse Mortgages

* Long term care estate planning/medical assistance planning/Medicaid planning

The objective is to preserve as much of the family's assets as possible AND still be eligible to receive medical assistance (Medicaid) for existing, ongoing, or future long term care, no matter whether nursing home care or home health care.

To achieve this objective, the following issues must be addressed to customize a family plan:
- Qualifying clients for Medicaid to preserve assets
- Asset transfers to spouse, children, others
- Saving your home
- Gifting to preserve wealth for future generations
- Strategies for married couples
- Annuities to maintain monthly living expenses
- Special needs Medicaid trusts
- When and how to file the application
- Medicaid estate recovery when applicant passes away - how to protect against or reduce liens for estate heirs.

Personal Injury

Levine Law throughout the generations has always championed the underdog by personally providing Personal Injury representation to their Clients.

Whether it was Gilbert or Norman previously ~ or currently Brian ~ Levine Law will fight hard to win every dollar your case deserves.

Historically through the decades Levine Law has taken on and won Personal Injury cases involving Accidents, Medical Mistakes, Wrongful Death as well as ANY case where Police Misconduct or Negligence was involved.

No case is too small or too large for Levine Law. Please phone for a free consultation or request Brian visit you in-person. Video and in-office consultations are also available.

Concentrations:

- Accidents
- Medical Mistakes
- Wrongful Death
- Police Misconduct
- Negligence

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Estate planning comes down to protecting a family's financial resources in the here and now for the future.

Estate administration comes down to preserving a family's financial resources after a loved one has passed away.

Levine Law is committed to continued success in helping families from all walks of life with planning ahead today to pave the way for tomorrow.

Brian, Norman (Father) and Gilbert (Grandfather) have always championed the underdog and any personal injury victim is exactly that - the underdog going against giant insurance companies.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Brian Levine has a substantial amount of courtroom experience arguing cases in front of judges; public speaking experience with seminars to the general public and other attorneys; negotiation and settlement experience with 100s of real estate closings and family estates.

He is noted for very calculated strategic planning with his clients to try to obtain the most favorable result in the most cost effective way.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Levine Law, LLC is a 3rd generation law firm with nearly 100 years' experience representing both individuals and companies to obtain favorable results both in and out of the courtroom.

Most smaller sized law firms have a generalized practice by nature, meaning that those firms handle any and all areas of practice, regardless of how educated or experience those firms are in those areas. This type of generalized practice makes it very difficult to keep up to date with the constantly changing laws and procedure in all of those practice areas.

Levine Law is distinguished from many other solo practitioners and smaller sized firms because the law firm is not a generalized practice. Instead, the firm intentionally concentrates in very specific areas of the law in order to position itself on the cutting edge of research and important changes taking place in these areas of the law.

Levine Law is further distinguished from other competing firms because the firm is able to offer specialized services in multiple different states, including OH, WV, NY, MI, and CA, through its affiliated relationships with highly experienced attorneys in these other states.

Brian F. Levine, Esquire

Levine Law, LLC

Mr. Levine, a third-generation attorney, is a member of: Pennsylvania Bar Association -- Real Property Trust and Probate section; Lawrence County Bar Association; and Lawrence County Board of Arbitrators.  Brian received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (2002-2005).  His undergraduate studies were at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1998-2002).

Mr. Levine is the owner of Levine Law with experience as a Court-appointed criminal attorney for Lawrence County Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas where he has achieved multiple exceptional results for his criminal clients time and time again.  Mr. Levine has also worked as: contract counsel for the California Law Offices of Steve Levy/Court Appearance Professionals; by conducting legal seminars for various nursing homes, businesses, and organizations located throughout PA; and through his expertise and experience, he is also teaching CLE (continuing legal education) classes to other attorneys throughout Pennsylvania concerning title insurance and all related business and legal matters to title and closings.

Education

West Virginia University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005