Stuart Jay Levine Shareholder
Stuart Jay Levine is the Managing Shareholder in the law firm of Walters Levine & DeGrave, where he practices in the area of business litigation with emphasis in construction and commercial litigation.
Stuart has represented individuals and all forms of entities involved in the construction process in drafting documentation, dispute resolution, negotiations, litigation, mediation and arbitration. Specifically, he has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers on issues relating to construction lien law, payment and performance, mediation, arbitration and litigation matters relating to both public and private projects. In addition, Stuart represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation matters including, shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud, noncompete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, real estate contracts, and all types of commercial contract disputes.
Stuart has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to serve as a speaker for continuing education courses that meet the requirements for all licensed contractors in the State of Florida. He has been admitted to practice law before all local and state courts in the State of Florida; the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; and the Supreme Court of the United States. Stuart is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the American Bar Association (Construction Division).
EDUCATION AND SCHOLASTICS
Stuart received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and philosophy from Hofstra University. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating as a member of the Moot Court Board. He was named a Belkin Scholar for outstanding academic service from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Stuart is an active member and the co-chair of the Sponsorship and Charity Committees of the 13 Ugly Men, a nonprofit organization which raises money for the local women’s and children’s charities though various events, parties and entertaining planned activities. Stuart is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the University of Tampa and is the Chairman of the Liaison Committee of the BOF. The purpose of this committee is maintain as many of the talented graduates of the University working and living in the Tampa Bay community. Stuart is also a Past president of the Police Athletic League of Sarasota providing after school activities and sports for underprivileged youth.