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.
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.
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 345-3000
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: David P. Rosenblatt
Hiring Partner: Mark W. Manning
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 125
Firm did not provide salary information
Firm does not offer a summer associate program
Boston, MA (HQ)
Architecture & Engineering
Design & Construction
Divorce & Family
Entertainment & Media
Financial Restructuring & Distressed Transactions
Food & Drug Law
Gay & Lesbian Client Services
Government Investigations & White Collar Crime
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Intellectual Property Litigation
Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits
Medical Marijuana Business Law
Privacy & Data Security
Probate & Trust Litigation
Schools & Colleges
Science & Technology
Start-ups & Emerging Growth Companies
Trusts & Estates
Venture Capital & Private Equity