Practice Areas

Business & Commercial Law

At Brainsky Levinson, LLC, we provide our clients with the full range of business and commercial related services, counseling, assisting, and representing clients from negotiation through consummation of the most complex business transactions. Our experience includes negotiating and managing stock and asset purchase transactions, business license acquisitions and transfers, business & partnership sales, tax issues, fraud and asset recovery, as well as the preparation of associated transactional documentation including asset/stock purchase agreements, promissory notes, mortgages, deeds, corporate authorizations, and other items. The attorneys also have experience in counseling and advising non-profit business entities, including representing clients through the application process for non-profit status pursuant to IRC 501(c)(3).

Though we strive to avoid litigation, quite often during the course of business and commercial transactions problems arise that require such action. We have successfully litigated business and commercial disputes including contractual disputes, shareholder & partnership disputes, tortious interference claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, malpractice, fraud & white collar crime litigation (including asset recovery on behalf of victims), faulty workmanship, corporate dissolutions, and professional negligence related matters.

Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Law

Property owners have a constitutional right to the beneficial use and enjoyment of their property, but often face complex legal and governmental restrictions that impede property rights. The attorneys of Brainsky Levinson, LLC provide the full range of services to assist our clients in the complete utilization of their properties.

We have successfully litigated a variety of cases on behalf of our clients, including those related to real estate development rights, zoning and planning, boundary disputes, adverse possession, trespass, regulatory takings, constitutional rights violations, building code matters and environmental matters such as wetlands, coastal resources, water quality, solid waste management, OWTS/Septic systems, gas and oil, farming and agriculture, mineral extraction.

Additionally, we routinely represent our clients in a wide array of real estate transactional and development related matters including representation before Federal, State and local regulatory authorities. We have successfully permitted hundreds of projects before local zoning and planning commissions in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and other jurisdictions, conservation commissions, health commissions, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management ("R.I.D.E.M."), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ("M.A.D.E.P."), Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Army Corp of Engineers and many others. We also handle administrative appeals within these agencies and through the Court system.

Employment Law

Employees often face a myriad of challenges in their workplaces as a result of improper hiring practices, adverse employment actions, and other employment disputes. The attorneys at Brainsky Levinson, LLC have experience in a wide array of employment matters, including workplace discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act cases, wage/hour disputes, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of employment contracts, and negotiation of employment contracts and severance/separation packages. The attorneys have represented clients in the Federal and state courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Rhode Island Commission on Human Rights, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Personal Injury

When someone is injured in a car accident or in a slip and fall, that person needs legal representations by an attorney who is ready to fight for their rights. The attorneys at Brainsky Levinson, LLC have extensive experience in representing plaintiffs in a wide array of personal injury matters, including car accidents, slip and fall/premises liability claims, wrongful death, and many types of professional or other negligence. The attorneys focus on representing individuals as a result of the hardships that are caused by the negligence of others by being "problem solvers," promptly advising and representing clients to resolve their disputes. The attorneys use a wide array of dispute resolution possibilities, including arbitration, mediation, and litigation. Call our firm today to discuss your options and to see if Brainsky Levinson, LLC can help you with your personal injury matter.


Forming a new business or purchasing an existing business can be both daunting and overwhelming. The attorneys at Brainsky Levinson, LLC can assist you along the way, counseling and advising you on entity choice and corporate/entity structure. Our experience in this area of law includes representation of clients from a wide array of industries, including construction/contracting, medical, agricultural, and entertainment/restaurants.

Estate Planning

Properly drafted estate plans allow for proper protection and distribution of assets to ones heirs. The attorneys at Brainsky Levinson, LLC have experience drafting a wide array of estate planning tools, including trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, and health care proxies. Brainsky Levinson, LLC's personal approach to estate planning helps ensure the estate plan prepared fits the client's needs and goals. A properly drafted estate plan is pivotal to ensuring that your assets and your heirs are protected, and Brainsky Levinson can assist you in accomplishing these goals. Call our office for a free estate planning consultation.