Richard M. Levy is a partner of the Firm. Rich has a unique practice that encompasses both litigation and commercial real-estate. In the litigation realm, Rich represents a diverse group of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of commercial and real-property litigation, including business disputes, foreclosures and collections, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant disputes. In addition to trials and appeals at state and federal court, Rich regularly represents clients in mediations, arbitrations and administrative matters, and he has argued multiple appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Rich’s real-estate practice focuses primarily on commercial leasing, and he routinely represents landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail and warehouse/industrial leasing matters on a national and local level. The rare perspective that Rich has gained from his combined experience in both drafting and negotiating leases and litigating numerous lease disputes gives him the unique ability to resolve challenging leasing issues.
Rich received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Connecticut in 1986 and was a 1991 honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. Upon graduation, Rich worked in the litigation departments of both Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin and Bingham, Dana & Gould in Hartford before relocating with his wife to rural Maine, where he operated his own general practice. He joined the Firm in 1998.
Rich has served as a member of the Cheshire Planning & Zoning Commission, the Cheshire Water Pollution Control Authority, and the Cheshire Public Building Commission, and for many years he was a Moot Court instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Rich also is a licensed ham radio operator.