Ross M. Levine
B.A., Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2003
2003 – New Jersey
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
2004 – New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Ross is a Founding Partner of Schwartz Levine PLLC and its predecessor firm, Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan PLLC, and is a co-Managing Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department. Ross routinely represents individuals and entities in connection with the buying and selling of residential real estate in New York and New Jersey. In addition, Ross also represents many entities in connection with the purchase and sale of commercial properties and in the leasing of commercial space.
Throughout his years of practice, Ross has worked with many foreign companies and persons in the acquisition and sale of real estate. As a result, he frequently travels to foreign countries meeting with prospective, existing and former clients relating to the purchase of new construction condominium apartments. Over the past few years, Ross has made frequent trips to Singapore, Taiwan, London, United Kingdom and China, to name a few.
Ross has built his successful practice through word of mouth referrals from both former clients and real estate brokers as he is widely known to utilize a dedicated approach to achieve client goals through business acumen and excellent negotiation skills. Ross focuses on providing his clients with efficient and responsive representation so that his clients appreciate the nature of the transaction while at the same time feel protected.
Ross is a frequent lecturer at the top real estate brokerage firms in New York City educating the brokers about real estate law and how deals can be won or lost. In addition, he has acted as a guest lecturer for hundreds of attorneys at the New York State Bar Association’s real estate seminar on the “ins and outs of the purchase of condominium and cooperative units in the City of New York” and has also been a featured attorney for a panel at Inman Connect in New York City titled “Legal Issues That Are Going to Smack You in the Face this Year.”
Ross has appeared on HGTV’s “Selling New York” “Hidden Gems” episode which aired on national television on April 17, 2014 where he represented a couple buying a luxury condominium apartment in Manhattan.
Outside of the office, Ross was a indoor cycling (spin) instructor for over 8 years at Crunch Gym and ran the NYC Marathon in 2016. Currently, Ross practices Muay Thai kickboxing, a form of martial arts.