Paul Levinsohn, Esq., Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Mr. Levinsohn is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of NYCRC. He is an attorney and businessman involved in numerous real estate and private equity transactions over the past 20 years. Mr. Levinsohn has acquired and sold more than 200 commercial properties to public REITs and individuals. His experience also includes negotiating and overseeing over $1.6 billion in financing for a diverse range of real estate and infrastructure 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, operated 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, and Walgreens. In 2015, Mr. Levinsohn sold the company's assets.
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 public high school in Warren County, North Carolina.
Mr. Levinsohn holds three degrees from Duke University. He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Political Science and a masters degree (M.A.) in Political Science from Duke University Graduate School. He received his 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, as well as the Duke Moot Court Board.
Mr. Levinsohn served a term as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Selfhelp Community Services Foundation, a New York City not-for-profit dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through a spectrum of housing, home health care, and social services.
Mr. Levinsohn is actively involved in the Duke Law School Wrongful Convictions Clinic, which investigates the claims of innocense made by North Carolina inmates convicted of felonies. He is also invovled with The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, an organization that provides financial support to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Mr. Levinsohn is also proud to sponsor programs for South Bronx United, a sports-based youth development non-profit providing a range of services for boys and girls ages 8-18 in the South Bronx.
Mr. Levinsohn resides in Manhattan with his family.