Paul Levinsohn, Esq., Managing Principal
Mr. Levinsohn is the Managing Principal of NYCRC. He is an attorney and businessman involved in numerous real estate and private equity transactions over the past 20 years. He owned, developed, and acted as counsel for real estate projects throughout the New York metropolitan area. Over the past ten years, Mr. Levinsohn has acquired and sold more than 200 retail commercial properties to public REITs and individuals. Mr. Levinsohn’s experience also includes negotiating and obtaining financing for a diverse range of real estate investments.
In addition to his background in real estate, Mr. Levinsohn has invested in and overseen a variety of private equity transactions. In 2004, he and other investors acquired and privatized one of the largest convenience store and gas station chains in the northeast. The company, previously listed on the American Stock Exchange, licenses or operates 290 stores in three states. In 2008, Mr. Levinsohn sold his position in the company. In late 2008, he purchased the assets of a New England-based nutritional supplement company, which sells its products nationwide to leading retailers such as Costco, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and The Vitamin Shoppe.
Mr. Levinsohn’s career also includes public service. In 2002, he was appointed Chief Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey. Under this post, Mr. Levinsohn oversaw legal operations for the Governor’s Office. From 1995 to 1997, he served as a law clerk for Judge Anne E. Thompson, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Levinsohn was a charter corps member of Teach for America, a national teacher corps program that places teachers in rural and inner-city school districts. While participating in the program, he taught American History in a high school in Warren County, North Carolina.
Mr. Levinsohn received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He received both a masters degree (M.A.) in Political Science from Duke University Graduate School and a law degree, Juris Doctorate (J.D.), from Duke University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Levinsohn was a member of the school’s Law Review, the Duke Law Journal. Mr. Levinsohn served a term on the Duke University Board of Trustees.
Mr. Levinsohn resides in Manhattan with his family.