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Doug Leavitt

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Phone: (215) 545-4830
Fax: (215) 545-6710

600 Chestnut Street, Suite 1050
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Over the course of his legal career Doug Leavitt has seen the business world from both sides of the table. As an attorney focusing on representing small and medium-sized companies he has counseled his clients in issues of corporate governance, finance, real estate and employer/employee relations. He is also, however, an experienced litigator. In this role he travels throughout the United States helping his clients recover monies lost through breached contracts, corporate mismanagement/breach of fiduciary duties and fraud, as well as litigation involving enforcing covenants not to compete and related injunctive relief.

This background as both trusted corporate advisor and corporate watchdog gives him, and the firm of Danziger, Shapiro & Leavitt, a uniquely deep understanding of the legal issues facing small and medium-sized companies. Mr. Leavitt is extremely sensitive to the financial pressures facing all business owners and the need to balance the legal approach to the economic reality of his client’s particular situation.

Mr. Leavitt began his legal career at a small Philadelphia firm before moving on to the Philadelphia offices of Saul Ewing and Pepper Hamilton. By the time he joined Danziger, Shapiro & Leavitt in 2003 he had become adept in the handling of sophisticated business bankruptcy cases, particularly those involving foreign assets and divisions.

Married, and a father of three, Mr. Leavitt resides in Horsham, Pennsylvania and is active in local charities and organizations. In particular, he offers pro bono (free) legal services to all of Horsham, Pennsylvania’s police officers and their families. When not working Mr. Leavitt enjoys spending time with his family and in particular coaching his children’s various athletic teams.

Mr. Leavitt was educated at the University of Rochester and at Syracuse University’s College of Law. He also holds an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington DC.

Client Reviews
Adam has been my corporate attorney for over 10 years. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He efficiently moves through the judicial system and always keeps the best interest of his client in the foreground. Janet
We hired Adam to represent us for a patent dispute. He was excellent from the very beginning. He was thorough, detailed, honest, forthright, succinct, and available to us for questions at all times. Needless to say he achieved the best outcome we could have hoped for, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I only wish I could have given him a check mark on all of the attributes listed on LinkedIn, but it would only allow 3. Matt
All of us at Be a Part of the Conversation are indebted to Doug Leavitt and the staff at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt for their guidance in helping us to establish and grow our nonprofit organization. Doug has been an invaluable resource, providing insight and understanding from the very beginning. In addition to answering our endless questions, he is also incredibly proactive – tirelessly working to ensure that our organization is moving forward in the best light possible. I honestly do not know where we would be today without the support and generosity of Doug and the team at Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt. Kim
We retained Doug to help us in a business dispute regarding several investments we had in restaurants and real estate in Cape May. Doug proved to be skilled in both litigation and negotiation, as well as reducing the settlement to writing, which required a thoughtful approach and high attention to detail to protect out interests because we had to do take back financing. The security agreements had to be carefully written so we could take back the restaurant and IP if the need arose- which it did! Thankfully everything was in place and Doug was able to get everything back and we came out unharmed. It is clear to us that Doug truly cares about his clients. Unless something like this happens to you, you wouldn't know how important it is to have the right attorney. We do. Brian
I am an officer in a Civil Engineering firm in New Jersey with over 45 employees and have retained many attorneys in the past. However, Doug Leavitt has helped my firm in reviewing and developing new corporate documents and professional agreements. Doug is an excellent attorney who is very personable and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Paul