Andrew N. Levine

PARTNER

BIO

Andrew N. Levine is a partner in the firm and offers business acumen and legal expertise in all aspects of commercial litigation, business and real estate transactions.  Mr. Levine  has significant experience providing advice, guidance and counsel to Family Offices. Mr. Levine received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois in 1989. In 1992, he received his MBA degree after completing the JD/MBA program at DePaul University. Mr. Levine served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office from January of 1993 until he joined O’Rourke and Moody during the summer of 1997. During his tenure at O’Rourke and Moody, Mr. Levine has participated in hundreds of real estate and financing transactions, ranging from residential sale to complex commercial leasing and sale transactions. He also has been heavily involved in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, representing both debtors and creditors in all types of court and out-of-court actions in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He acted as lead counsel representing a borrower in a $90 million foreclosure action regarding a well-known boutique hotel in Chicago.

He is also currently serving as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney handling post-conviction petitions involving claims of coerced confessions resulting from allegations of physical abuse and torture. He has also previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Illinois Department of Transportation in an employment discrimination matter through trial and on appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois
Juris Doctor, DePaul University College of Law - Joint JD/MBA Program

LICENSES

Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Office

Real Estate

Business Transactions

Commercial Litigation

Business Formation

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RECENT MATTERS

Illinois Appellate Court

People v. Gillespie Represented the People of the State of Illinois in the circuit court in connection with a post-conviction petition filed by an incarcerated individual 
alleging his confession was the product of physical abuse and torture. The matter was dismissed after argument by the circuit court and appealed. Presented oral argument on appeal of post conviction matter. After oral argument, dismissal was affirmed on appeal.

Circuit Court of Cook County 

DiamondRock v. Alt Hotel LLC, et al Represent mezzanine lender in connection with a 79 million 
dollar foreclosure of a landmark hotel located in downtown Chicago. Matter involves numerous complex transactional documents, jurisdictional issues and the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law.

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Fred D. Gee v. State Farm, 11-C-0250 Represent plaintiffs in connection with a putative class action regarding the handling of claims and determination of benefits under certain polices of insurance.

Federal Court Appointment

Moore v Astrue Appointed by the Federal District Court Northern District of Illinois to represent an indigent individual in the administrative review of an adverse Social Security Disability Benefits determination.