Steven M. Kaplan

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Steven M. Kaplan is the founder of Kaplan Levenson P.C.  He focuses his practice on Litigation,  Intellectual Property & Entertainment, Business Transactions and Real Estate.  Mr. Kaplan has 30 years of experience in litigating cases through jury verdict, arbitrations and appeals in commercial, contract, construction, employment, intellectual property and real estate matters.  He also drafts […]

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Cum Laude, School of Government and Business Administration at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; 1989

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY; 1992
Member of the Moot Court Team

 

Admissions

New York

New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

United States Court of Claims

Awards and Memberships

Mr. Kaplan has achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV in an evaluation of his skills and ethics by other members of the bar and the judiciary.  He has been nominated as among the “Top Lawyers” in Bergen County by 201 Magazine and Bergen.com.  KL was also selected as the 2014 Corporate International Magazine IP Law Firm of the Year in New York.  He is a member of the American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section), New Jersey Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and New York County Lawyers Association. He also has served as a legal expert for the Crier Today show on Court TV.

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Paul R. Levenson (Deceased), was a founding partner of Kaplan & Levenson P.C. whose practice concentrated on Litigation, Entertainment and Real Estate. Mr. Levenson was an experienced and highly skilled attorney who represented large and small companies as lead trial counsel in a wide variety of matters including real estate, construction, land use, environmental and municipal liability litigation. […]

Education

J.D., with distinction, Hofstra Law School, 1982
Note Editor of the Hofstra Law Review

B.S., St. John’s University in 1976

Admissions

He was admitted to practice in New York and Florida, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits.

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Eric Schaer has been associated with Kaplan Levenson P.C. since 2001.  Prior to joining Kaplan Levenson, P.C., he was an associate in the litigation department with Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. in Middletown, New Jersey. Mr. Schaer’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation and appellate practice involving contract and business disputes, employment matters, intellectual property, real […]

Education

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1995
A managing editor of the Hofstra Law Review

B.A., cum laude, Rutgers College, 1991

Admissions

Mr. Schaer practices in both the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey.

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Glenn M Finkel is associated as “of counsel” with Kaplan Levenson P.C.  Glenn focuses his practice on Litigation, Matrimonial and Divorce matters, Trusts & Estate Litigation, Business Transactions and Real Estate.  He has 32 years of experience in litigating cases through jury verdict, arbitrations and appeals in commercial, matrimonial, estate and real estate matters.  He […]

Education

Bachelor of Business Management School of Business Administration at Ithaca College, Ithaca NY, 1987

J.D., Quinnipiac School of Law, Hamden, CT, 1990

Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Prior Work Experiences

Clerk, Honorable Joseph F. Scancarella, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County

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Susan Westlake is of counsel in Kaplan Levenson P.C.’s Intellectual Property practice. Ms. Westlake’s practice focuses on trademarks and all aspects of brand identity. Ms. Westlake graduated magna cum laude and received her J.D. in 1979 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She […]

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 1979
Editor of the Law Review

B.S. University of Michigan

Admissions

Ms. Westlake is admitted to practice in New York and California.

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