Allen B. Levithan Of Counsel

New Jersey
T 973.597.2406 | F 973.597.2407

Within the inner circle of entrepreneurial leaders who make up the top management of many of his clients, Allen Levithan is seen as a reliable sounding board — a source of insightful, timely advice on a wide range of issues. As an advisor to both investment management companies — hedge funds, in particular — and privately held companies, Allen is more than simply their lawyer. He is considered a trusted outsider who is intimately familiar with their business and who can bring an objective viewpoint to their decision-making process.

In the case of his many hedge fund management clients, that advice most often concerns the overlay of complex new rules — such as the Dodd-Frank regulations — that affect the way they do business. Allen advises these clients, not just on ways to accommodate these changes but also on the potential impact of future regulations.

For privately held companies, many of which have no inside legal department, Allen often serves as general counsel. While some of these companies are long-established, family-owned businesses, others are newly formed companies in the process of obtaining financing. He also serves as Lowenstein Sandler’s General Counsel.

Since 2008, Allen has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School-Newark, teaching the Hedge Funds and Investment Management Seminar.

Representative Engagements

Advising hedge fund managers on compliance with Dodd-Frank.
Counseling a privately held company in the restructuring of its capital and financing with its private equity investors and banks.
Representing the special committee of the board of directors of a healthcare company in connection with the sale of the company.
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Other Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (1993–2015) – Listed in the corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers & acquisitions law, and private funds law categories.

  • Super Lawyers (2005–2009) – Listed in securities and corporate finance categories.

Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Investment Management
Mergers & Acquisitions


Harvard Law School ( J.D. , 1971 ) , cum laude
Lafayette College ( A.B. , 1968 ) , magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


New Jersey Supreme Court , Honorable Joseph Weintraub  

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


  • President, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (1981-1984)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association