PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barry F. Levin has become Managing Partner of Saul Ewing LLP, serving as the Firm's Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Mr. Levin will guide the Firm's strategic focus, growth and operations, as well as seek to enhance business development and direct activities through its 11 offices in the Northeast. Mr. Levin assumes the Managing Partner role after having chaired the Firm's Business and Finance Department for the past three years. Under his leadership, Saul Ewing's Business and Finance Department grew by 17% and strengthened industry-focused practices in private equity, life sciences, intellectual property and other business related practices.
"The Firm just finished another terrific year and I am fortunate to take on this role at a time when we are operating in a very strong position in all our markets." said Mr. Levin. "Our Firm is very focused on continued growth, geographically and in our practices and industry focused groups. I am energized to build on our core strengths and branch into new areas while continuing to provide top level service to our clients."
Mr. Levin served on Saul Ewing's Executive Committee, which functions as the Firm's managing body and directs long-term strategic planning, for six years prior to being considered for the Managing Partner role. He has been an attorney with Saul Ewing since 2003.
"Barry is a strong and proven leader with a vision to grow Saul Ewing to meet the needs of our clients at the pace they are evolving," said David S. Antzis, the Firm's former Managing Partner. "Saul Ewing will thrive with his astute business sense, his energy and his collaborative approach. Barry's instincts and passion have strengthened our Business and Finance Department and I am excited to see those qualities at work for the whole Firm. We are fortunate to have Barry at the helm."
Mr. Levin is a seasoned business lawyer who provides counsel to clients involved in mergers and acquisitions, complex financing, franchising, licensing and general corporate matters. Mr. Levin represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including health care providers, government contractors, construction companies, large retailers, intellectual property companies and real estate related businesses. In addition, Mr. Levin advises individuals in complex estate and trust planning and administration.
Long an active participant in the Baltimore business community, Mr. Levin currently serves as Chair the Audit and Compliance Committee of LifeBridge Health, Inc.; is a director of Sinai Hospital and is an Advisory Board member for St. Joseph's University Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Levin graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Baltimore School of Law. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons.
About Saul Ewing
Saul Ewing LLP is a full service law firm with more than 260 lawyers in 11 offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and the District of Columbia. The firm serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally, including recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.
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