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Mr. Levy specializes in advocating on behalf of California consumers, with emphasis on insurance and financial services class actions. 
Consumer Law

Mr. Levy represents consumers, primarily in class actions, with particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Unfair and Illegal Debt Collection

  • Consumer Lending

  • Banking

  • Insurance

  • Privacy and Credit Reporting

  • Automobile Sale Finance Act (Reese Levering)

 

Previous cases include large-scale class actions against JP Morgan Chase Bank, Bank of America, Auto Insurance Specialists, Xerox and IKON, among others.

Historic Resource Defense & Advocacy

Mr. Levy represents historic preservation and neighborhood organizations before local agencies and in the courts to defend historic structures and places, promote adaptive reuse, and maintain historic contexts and fabrics. Clients have included Oakland Heritage Alliance, Friends of 1800, California Preservation Foundation, and Livable City. Projects have included Oakland's 16th Street Train Station, the Ninth Avenue Terminal, San Francisco's Sacred Heart Church, and the Harding Theater.

Business-to-Business Dispute Resolution

Mr. Levy represents individuals and small businesses in business disputes, including business, partnership, and professional practice dissolutions, contract disputes, real estate litigaiton, and environmental litigaton.

 

Expertise includes financial accounting, and corporate, partnership, real estate and environmental law.

 

"When a scheme is evolved which on its face violates the fundamental rules of honesty and fair dealing, a court of equity is not impotent to frustrate its consummation because the scheme is an original one. There is a maxim as old as law that there can be no right without a remedy, and in searching for a precise precedent, an equity court must not lose sight, not only of its power, but of its duty to arrive at a just solution of the problem."

 

—California Supreme Court,

American Philatelic Soc. v. Claibourne (1953)