Samuel L. Levy

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

Peer Rating
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax & Business Group
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Automotive Dealerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.685.7406
Fax: 720.904.6106
University Tulane University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1967; University of Colorado at Denver, M.S., Finance, 1998
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1971; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1972
Admitted1972, Colorado

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States, Regional Board of Directors
•Board Member, University of Colorado Denver Business School, Board of Advisors
•Member, American and Colorado Bar Association, Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
•Member, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, Tax Council
•Member, Colorado Succeeds, Advisory Council
•Member, Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, Public Affairs Committee
•Member, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Tax Policy Committee
•Member, Rose Community Foundation, Professional Advisor Council
•National Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League
•Present or Past Board or Advisory/Development Committee service to:
•Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
•Jewish Community Center of Denver

BornDenver, Colorado, April 15, 1945

Samuel L. Levy focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, real estate and corporate transactional planning, real estate syndication, estate and business planning, and probate law. His real estate activities have included joint venture negotiation and formation for major real estate projects, syndication of real estate investment funds to pension and institutional investors, and counseling concerning real estate investment, financing and disposition structures.

Sam's estate planning and probate activities emphasize estate and income tax planning for individuals and family owned businesses, including estate freezing techniques, transactions involving trusts and family entities, and representation before estate and income tax authorities. He has been involved with bar-sponsored legislative revision activities relating to several probate and state transfer tax issues. His practice also includes the formation and representation of tax-exempt charitable organizations and estate planning for charitably active clients through private foundations and related vehicles.

Areas of Concentration

•Real estate joint venture and syndication
•Estate and business planning
•Probate and trust law

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2006-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2012-2015
Corporate Counsel (Business Edition), 2007
•Honored, Endowment Achievement Award, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

10.21.13 Greenberg Traurig's Samuel Levy Appointed to the University of Colorado Denver Business School Board of Advisors
08.16.13 12 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
03.15.13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers
09.05.12 12 Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
04.16.12 Students and attorneys help to create positive school culture through firm's 'Great Minds Great Hearts' program to combat bullying
03.02.12 15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers
01.03.12 Greenberg Traurig's Neil B. Oberfeld and Samuel L. Levy Elected to the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League
09.09.11 Eight Greenberg Traurig Denver Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
03.20.07 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Colorado Super Lawyers
09.07.06 165 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2007 edition

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Speaker, Inflation or Deflation: The Most Important Investment Decision You Will Make in the Next Five Years, October 2009
•Speaker, Contemporary Life Insurance Planning: Financial Analysis and Financing Techniques, CLE Seminar, May 2006
•Speaker, Real Estate Syndicators and Institutional/Pension Fund Investors: Tax and ERISA Issues and Solutions, October 2005

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented developer/owner in joint venture of office complex with major insurance company in what was then reported to be the largest single real estate transaction in U.S. history. Represented real estate developer/manager in syndication of investment vehicles to large public and private pension funds. Represented of high-net-worth families or their fiduciaries in planning and probate context.

View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#279 in weekly profile views out of 12,523 lawyers in Denver, Colorado
#34,318 in weekly profile views out of 1,739,582 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Samuel L. Levy

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202


Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now