Burr & Forman

Brian J. Levy

Brian J. Levy
  • J.D., William and Mary School of Law (2006)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (2002)

Georgia

Kentucky

  • State Courts of Georgia
  • State Courts of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Lawyers' Club of Atlanta
  • American Jewish Committee, Board member; Berman Leadership Program, co-chair
  • Temple Sinai Atlanta
  • Jewish Family & Career Services, Budget & Finance Committee; Advocacy Committee; Tools for Leaders Program, Participant
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Recovered millions of dollars for creditors through suits on notes and guarantees, including deficiency actions; enforcement of rights under the Uniform Commercial Code and real estate foreclosure law; and claims for the avoidance and recovery of fraudulent transfers under the Georgia Uniform Voidable Transactions Act.

  • Obtained dismissal of defamation and negligence claims brought by customer against one of the nation's largest regional banks under Georgia's revised anti-SLAPP statute.

  • Obtained dismissals and summary judgments on behalf of financial institutions and mortgage servicers on claims for wrongful foreclosure, attempted wrongful foreclosure, TILA, RESPA, and other statutory and regulatory violations described as "abusive lending."

  • 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 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.

Partner | Atlanta, GA

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Services

Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Litigation Workouts, Restructurings & Enforcement Tax Law Commercial / Corporate Litigation Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance

Brian is an experienced litigator in the firm's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice group where he focuses on representing financial institutions, mortgage servicers, and other creditors in both state and federal courts. Brian has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating complex business disputes across a range of industries, including financial institutions, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and insurance.

Brian’s litigation practice also encompasses tax law where he 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.

Brian began his legal career as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.