Samuel L. Levy - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Samuel L. Levy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 303-685-7406

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.

Tulane UniversityBS 1967University of Colorado Law SchoolJ.D. 1971New York University School of LawLL.M 1972University of Colorado at DenverMS 1998
Tax Policy Committee, Metro Denver Economic Development CorporationTax Council, Colorado Association of Commerce and IndustryRose Community Foundation, Professional Advisor CouncilRegional Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League Mountain StatesPublic Affairs Committee, Greater Denver Chamber of CommerceAmerican and Colorado Bar Associations Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust LawAdvisory Council, Colorado SucceedsAnti-Defamation League

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Taxation
  • Real estate joint venture and syndication
  • Estate and business planning
  • Probate and trust law

Significant 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 <st1:country-region>U.S.</st1:country-region> 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.

Office Location

The Tabor Center, Suite 2400
1200 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law (Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates)