Karen Levine

Karen Levine
Of Counsel


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Summary Open

Karen is Of Counsel in the Real Estate group of Watson Farley & Williams in New York and heads up the leasing practice. She has extensive experience representing landlords and tenants in retail, office and industrial leasing transactions. She acts for both landlords and tenants.

Karen’s experience includes representing the institutional owner of lifestyle centers and shopping centers throughout the US that range in size from 115,000 to 465,000 sq. ft., as landlord, and negotiating leases and related lease documents with tenants both national and regional, publicly traded and private, and local tenants for spaces ranging from less than 1,000 to more than 15,000 sq. ft.

On the tenant side, she has represented national, big-box retailers as well as both national and regional retailers in the roll-out of new concept locations, among other things.

Education Open

  • 1989: Pace University School of Law – White Plains, New York – Juris Doctor
  • 1985: Pace University – Pleasantville, New York – Bachelor of Arts

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

Karen has led breakfast roundtable sessions at the annual law conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and was a panelist in a retail leasing presentation at the 2014 Real Estate Conference of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Employment Record Open

  • 1998 – 2015:  Sills Cummis & Gross – Newark, New Jersey
  • 1994 – 1997:  Scarinci & Hollenbeck – Secaucus, New Jersey
  • 1989 – 1994:  Dollinger & Dollinger – Rochelle Park, New Jersey

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