Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLCLatimer LeVay Fyock, LLC
Donald  Levine
Donald  Levine

Donald Levine

Partner312.667.1309dlevine@llflegal.com
  • Biography
  • Credentials
  • Experience

Donald, a partner at Latimer LeVay Fyock, has extensive experience and significant expertise in a broad spectrum of legal services, providing services to clients, including individuals, small to medium sized businesses as well as Fortune 100 companies,  in practice areas including corporate, banking   and business transactions, commercial and residential real estate and financing transactions, employment law, construction and  intellectual property related disputes and general commercial litigation. During his career, he has earned the trust, confidence and respect of his many clients and fellow attorneys because of his continued professionalism and adherence to ethical standards.

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A. in Psychology
  • Northwestern University, Certified Mediator

Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • ADR Systems (Certified Mediator)
  • Circuit Court of Cook County (Certified Mediator) 

Experience

As an attorney engaged in private practice in Illinois for many years, Donald has

  • Represented individual and corporate clients at the federal and state level in litigation (both civil and administrative), arbitration and mediation proceedings;

  • He has handled a wide range of commercial transactions, including the sale and acquisition of businesses and real property, and in financial transactions on behalf of both borrowers and lenders and the structuring and negotiating of the relevant documents for these types of transactions. 

  • He has represented clients in sophisticated real estate transactions, including matters related to construction on behalf of buyers, sellers, architects, contractors and developers.

  • He represents Condominium Associations as their general counsel.

  • In addition, he represents clients in transportation (primarily trucking) and logistics matters involving regulatory licensing and resolution of related commercial disputes.

  • In his employment practice, Donald:

    • Has structured, negotiated and documented employment relationships for both employers and employees, including restrictive covenants and employee handbooks and manuals.

    • Implemented employment and human resource policies, procedures and programs, developed and implemented training seminars for employer clients on such topics as avoidance of harassment claims and guidelines for the investigation and resolution of discrimination and/or harassment claims; and

    • Defended numerous clients in federal and state courts and before federal, state and municipal administrative agencies in litigation matters brought against them alleging employment discrimination or harassment.

  • Donald represents design and medical professionals in connection with engagement and or business relationships and been involved in the acquisition and sale of their practices.

  • He provides counsel to members of the clergy, both individually and in group settings, on legal issues and their interaction with religious matters and on a pro bono basis, has acted as a neutral on a confidential basis in a number of disputes involving religious organizations and their respective staff members and/or congregants.

  • He provides guidance and counsel on a pro bono basis to certain charitable and religious organizations on a wide range of matters with which they deal each day.

In addition to his service to clients, Donald has presented numerous seminars to bar associations, trade organizations, community groups and client organizations in areas including:

  • Drafting of Arbitration clauses;

  • Ownership and Management Succession;

  • Benefits and Pitfalls of Employee Handbooks;

  • Privileged Communications;

  • HIPAA and the Clergy;

  • Success Strategies for owners of Privately Held Businesses;

  • Recognizing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, and

  • Business Owners and the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act.

Donald’s Community Service involvement includes:

  • Serving as an active member on the Board of Trustees of a large Chicago area conservative synagogue where he served a term as its President;

  • Served as President of a large Condominium Association in the Chicago area.

  • Serving as a participating member on a Patient and Family Advisory Council at the University of Chicago Hospital.