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Andrew N. Levine
Andrew N. Levine is a partner at the firm with more than 30-years of experience providing counsel and representation to a variety of clients in wide ranging commercial litigation, real estate and transactional business matters. He has a wealth of business acumen and transactional and regulatory experience. Since graduating from the Joint JD/MBA program at DePaul University in 1992, he has developed expertise in many areas of the law, as result of the wide ranging case matters that he has participated in.
Andrew started off his legal career as the Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in January of 1993. At the Attorney General’s Office, he represented State employees and numerous agencies in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters. Illustrative matters include civil rights, constitutional challenges to statutes, employment, rehabilitation and liquidation of Insurance companies and wide ranging tort claims.
During the Summer of 1997, Andrew joined O’Rourke and Moody LLP where he currently serves as a partner in the firm. In his tenure at the firm, Andrew has acted as counsel in hundreds of real estate and financial transactions, ranging from residential matters to complex commercial sales. He notably served as lead counsel representing a borrower in a $90,000,000 foreclosure action involving a well-known boutique hotel in Chicago. Most recently, he was the lead attorney on the real estate and financing aspects of a $250,000,000 construction loan and sales leaseback transaction in the gaming sector, which included a sophisticated tax efficient 1031 exchange.
He also has been heavily involved in commercial litigation, appellate practice at both the State and federal level 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.
Andrew also has significant experience providing advice, guidance and counsel to Family Offices. This includes being appointed by a family patriarch to serve on the board of their namesake private equity company.
He 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.
He was also previously appointed to serve as an Assistant Special Prosecutor and 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.
Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Illinois
Juris Doctor, DePaul University College of Law - Joint JD/MBA Program
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
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.
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