Paul Levinsohn, Esq.
Co-Founder & Managing Principal

Mr. Levinsohn co-founded NYCRC in 2008 and is currently Managing Principal of the company.  He is an attorney and businessman with experience in a broad spectrum of real estate, infrastructure, and new market tax credit transactions over the past 27 years involving over $2 billion of financing.    

In addition to his background in real estate finance, Mr. Levinsohn has invested in and overseen various private equity transactions.  In 2004, he and other investors acquired and privatized one of the largest convenience store and gas station chains in the northeast.  The company, previously listed on the American Stock Exchange, operated 290 stores in three states.  In 2008, Mr. Levinsohn sold his position in the company.  In 2008, he purchased the assets of a Maine-based nutritional supplement company, which sells its products nationwide to leading retailers such as Costco, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens.  In 2015, Mr. Levinsohn sold the company's assets.

Mr. Levinsohn’s career also includes public service.  In 2002, he was appointed Chief Counsel to Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey.  Under this post, Mr. Levinsohn oversaw legal operations for the Governor’s Office.  From 1995 to 1997, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Prior to entering law school, Mr. Levinsohn was a charter corps member of Teach for America, a national teacher corps program that places teachers in rural and inner-city school districts.  While participating in the program, he taught American History in a public high school in Warren County, North Carolina.

Mr. Levinsohn holds three degrees from Duke University.  He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Political Science and was a member of Duke's varsity baseball team.  He received a masters degree (M.A.) in Political Science from Duke University Graduate School and received his law degree, Juris Doctorate (J.D.), from Duke University School of Law.  While in law school, Mr. Levinsohn was a member of the school’s Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, as well as the Duke Moot Court Board.

Mr. Levinsohn previously served a term as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Quad Preparatory School.  Mr. Levinsohn is also a Trustee of the Selfhelp Community Services Foundation, a New York City not-for-profit dedicated to maintaining the independence and dignity of seniors and at-risk populations through housing, home health care, and social services.  He is also a member of the Advisory Council for South Bronx United, a sports-based youth development non-profit providing a range of services for boys and girls ages 8-18 in the South Bronx.  

He resides in Manhattan with his family.

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