Brian J. Levy
Location: Atlanta, GA
Brian is an experienced litigator in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Business Litigation Service Groups in the Atlanta office where his practice focuses on representing financial institutions, including national and regional banks, as well as other creditors, in state and federal courts throughout Georgia. Brian has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating complex business disputes across a range of industries, including financial institutions, real estate, insurance, manufacturing, and technology.
Brian also represents taxpayers before the United States Tax Court, the Georgia Tax Tribunal, and in administrative proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, the Georgia Department of Revenue, and county tax commissioners.
- Represents financial institutions and other creditors in suits on notes and guaranties, deficiency suits, and the avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
- Trial attorney in SEC v. Schvacho, 991 F. Supp. 2d 1284 (N.D. Ga. 2014), which resulted in a complete defense judgment in an SEC insider trading case
- Obtained dismissal on behalf of financial institution accused of Truth-in-Lending Act violation, and other statutory and regulatory violations described as “abusive lending”
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a real estate developer and against an adjacent homeowners association over easement access rights
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of an asset management firm and against the former declarant that sought property owner assessments under restrictive covenants governing REO property
- Defended affiliated automobile insurers and insurance agencies in putative class actions pending in four states involving alleged unlawful sales practices to insureds
Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements
- "Time May Not Be On Your Side: Georgia Supreme Court Opinion Requires Holders of Security Interests to Understand the Nature of Their Contracts," Stites & Harbison Legal Update, October 27, 2016
- "Practical Considerations for Representing Directors and Officers in Securities Litigation," co-author, Inside the Minds: Representing Officers and Directors Charged with Corporate Malfeasance, Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters Publication, January 2015
Before Stites & Harbison
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Brian was an associate with Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in Atlanta, where he worked in its litigation, insurance, and tax groups. Brian began his legal career as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
More Than Stites & Harbison
Brian serves on various committees for Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
Besides Stites & Harbison
Brian lives in Brookhaven with his wife and two children. While Brian has lived in Atlanta for nearly ten years, he occasionally shows his Northern roots as an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers, and Bruce Springsteen.
- Jewish Family & Career Services, Budget & Finance Committee; Advocacy Committee; Tools for Leaders Program, Participant
- Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta