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Burns & Levinson LLP


About Burns & Levinson LLP

Founded in 1960 by Thomas Burns and Larry Levinson, this Boston-based firm's strengths include business law and litigation, intellectual property, real estate, private client and a variety of specialty legal services. Over the past 50 years, they have expanded from four attorneys in one Boston office to 125 attorneys serving six offices in the U.S. and a Canadian subsidiary.

Steady Growth

Since 1960, the firm has launched new departments and strengthened old ones, expanding to a firm that is mid-sized, but full-service and far-reaching. Some highlights from their expansion include adding a dozen attorneys from New England-based Peabody & Arnold in 2002 and drastically expanding their intellectual property group with the acquisition of 35 attorneys from science and technology-focused Perkins Smith & Cohen in 2006.

In response to Massachusetts' embrace of same-sex marriage, the firm created family advisory and gay and lesbian client services groups including attorneys published on the legal subtleties of same-sex marriage law. Other niche practices include automotive law, entertainment and media, food and drug law, P3's, data security and a sports practice.

The firm also formed two subsidiaries: Burns & Levinson Canada Co. assists Canadian and U.S. companies with doing business across borders while Burns & Levinson Asset Management provides investment advisory and portfolio management services.

A Diverse Firm with Diverse Clients

Burns & Levinson prides itself on its ability to provide partner-level attention as both legal counsel and as business advisers since partners outnumber associates nearly 3:1. Of those associates, 56 percent are women.

The firm's model attracts well known clients, such as Big Y Foods, Harvard Bioscience, Raytheon, Reebok and Segway. Additionally, Burns & Levinson represents dynamic, growth-oriented businesses, publicly held companies, family owned businesses, universities, institutions and individuals in various industries including manufacturing, high-technology and life sciences, as well emerging companies and entrepreneurs. In addition, the firm's Private Client Group represents individuals when personal matters and relationships require sensitive and strategic legal counsel.

Burns & Levinson LLP

125 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 345-3000

Firm Stats

Co-Managing Partner: David P. Rosenblatt
Co-Managing Partner: Paul R. Mastrocola
Hiring Partner: Mark W. Manning
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
100 - 150

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Mark Manning
Hiring Partner
(617) 345-3468

No. of U.S. Offices: 3

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (HQ)
Andover, MA
Providence, RI

Major Departments

Architecture & Engineering
Asset Management
Business Aviation
Business Litigation
Business Media
Canada Practice
China Practice
Condominium Law
Design & Construction
Divorce & Family
Employment Solutions
Entertainment & Media
ERISA Litigation
Europe Practice
Export Controls
Family Services
Family-Owned Business
Financial  Restructuring & Distressed Transactions
Food & Drug Law
Gay & Lesbian Client Services
Government Contracts
Government Investigations & White Collar Crime
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Innovation  Program
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
International Practice
Israel Practice
Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits
Life Sciences
Medical Marijuana Business Law
Privacy & Data Security
Private Client
Probate & Trust Litigation
Real Estate
Schools & Colleges
Science & Technology
Securities Law
Securities Litigation
Sports Practice
Start-ups & Emerging Growth Companies
Tax Controversy
Trade Secrets
Trusts & Estates
Venture Capital & Private Equity