Q and A with attorney Todd Levine

Posted on July 29, 2019

Todd Levine is a lawyer who represents many different kinds of clients such as investors, brokers, contractors, and more. Levine is regarded as the founding member of his own practice named Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine. There is another dimension to the individual, although, as he enjoys both art and science. In fact, he is a musician who believes that it gives him another edge above other attorneys. Todd Levine attended both the University of Florida for his bachelors in Finance and Florida Levin College of Law for his law degree. The attorney has won awards for his work such as placing in US News and World Report for last year and being noticed by various publications in Florida Trend Magazine, Super Lawyers Business Review, among many others. The Q & A begins with Todd Levine addressing where the idea to form his own law firm came from as he states it arrived from noticing his skills in litigation and gaining more clients through experience. The attorney reflects that each day can be different for him: whether he is at trial, meeting with clients, speaking on the phone, attending meetings, or traveling. He makes note that he likes to use his time wisely and plans ahead. Todd Levine identifies that he brings ideas to life by working rigorously on cases like analyzing the facts and evidence. According to him, being simple is the way to go. One habit that the attorney outlines that really helps him is in being prepared to be able to respond to arguments during a trial and ultimately be able to win cases for the clients. His best advice that he would offer to his younger self is to find the niche and develop in that specific field. Todd Levine speaks about the importance of making outlines and addresses how it helps him out a lot to organize thoughts and bring them together. The lawyer reflects that his business has been able to grow by offering excellent service to customers and being available to answer any concerns/questions. The attorney notes that he learned from his past mistakes with not preparing as well as he could for cases and recounts an experience where he bought his son equipment for the piano. Lastly, Todd Levine recommends the book “The Fountainhead” by author Ayn Rand.

 

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Hussein Sajwani: The Compassionate Property Magnate

Posted on December 05, 2017

Hussain Sajwani is an Emirati businessman and entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the wealthiest in the UAE, having a net worth of billions of dollars. He is the current chief executive officer of DAMAC Properties, a real estate and property development company founded in 2002. His hard work and dedication have placed him into the pedestal of success that he is presently enjoying. After graduating from the University of Washington and before entering the real estate market, Hussain Sajwani worked as a contracts manager for GASCO. In 1982, he thought of opening his own business, and decided to leave GASCO to focus on his catering business instead. His primary clients were the US Military and Bechtel, and with only two main clients, his business thrived and he was already earning millions of dollars. Feeling that he is not earning enough money, Hussain Sajwani decided to establish DAMAC Properties in 2002 and hoped for the local population to invest in real estate. DAMAC Properties grew to become the largest real estate and property development company in the Middle East, and they have been involved in several projects since their establishment. Some of their projects include luxury homes, residential complexes, office towers, and golf courses.

 

Through the years of managing DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani had the chance of meeting the wealthiest and the most prominent businesspeople in the planet, and one of them is Donald Trump. He keeps a personal relationship with his family, and they have been in a number of property development ventures. The Trump International Course Dubai, owned by Donald Trump and developed by DAMAC Properties, just opened in February 2017. Another golf course called the Trump World Golf Course will open inside one of DAMAC’s properties in 2018.

 

Hussain Sajwani is also known for his philanthropic works, donating millions to charities and foundations. The most recent one was a 2 million AED donation to an initiative whose objective is to provide clothes to children around the world. Back in 2015, 1 million AED was donated by Hussain Sajwani supporting the #UAECompassion campaign, which helps refugees who are seeking for shelter in Lebanon and Jordan. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/HussainSajwaniOfficial/