Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Established in 1927

Practice Area: Personal Injury, Banking Law, Bankruptcy 23 more areas of practice + 23 more

Attorneys at This Firm 55 + attorneys view all
  • TL
    Theodore Levene Partner
    (1907-1957)
  • PG
    Paul C. Gouldin Partner
    (1913-1982)
  • DD
    David L. Dyer Partner
    (1923-1982)
  • DL
    David Levene Partner
    (1904-1982)
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Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Serving Vestal, NY view address

Serving Vestal, NY view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

The Advantage of Experience

For more than 85 years, Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP has been providing individuals and businesses in the Southern Tier of New York with a wide range of personal and corporate legal services. The ability to offer prompt, practical, results-oriented service has made the firm one of the largest and most respected law practices in Upstate New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

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The Advantage of Experience

For more than 85 years, Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP has been providing individuals and businesses in the Southern Tier of New York with a wide range of personal and corporate legal services. The ability to offer prompt, practical, results-oriented service has made the firm one of the largest and most respected law practices in Upstate New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

The lawyers of Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP enjoy an enviable statewide reputation, both among other lawyers and with the judiciary. Past and present partners have served as President of the New York State Bar Association, President of the Broome County Bar Association, the Federation of the Bar of the Sixth Judicial District, leaders of various New York State Bar Association specialty sections, instructors at programs providing continuing education for the profession and have been honored by their peers for their professionalism and community service.

In what was the largest law firm merger in Broome County history, the prominent law firm of Chernin & Gold joined Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP in 2000. Clients of the combined firm benefit from the commitment to increased efficiency through innovation and technology, as well as the core values of quality and service to clients and the community at large.

Whether advising a local business owner about business development and tax planning, counseling a senior citizen about legal options, helping an individual or family buy a new home, or representing an accident victim seeking just compensation for personal injuries, Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP is committed to pursuing a standard of excellence while "giving back" to the community in which their families live and prosper.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.0/5.0 13 reviews
  • 69% client recommended 9 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.3/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.7/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.9/5.0
  • Cynthia Ann K. Manchester Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/11/13

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Michael R. Wright Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/26/10

    I had to rewrite my will and have my children's names put on my house deed, and Michael Wright took care of these things quickly and at a fair price. Read more

    I had to rewrite my will and have my children's names put on my house deed, and Michael Wright took care of these things quickly and at a fair price.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • John R. Normile Jr. Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 02/02/12

    A extremely pleasant gentleman. Very knowledgeable. Read more

    A extremely pleasant gentleman. Very knowledgeable.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Richard P. Ruswick Read all 2 reviews

    3.5/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/18/10

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      3.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      3.0/5.0

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  • Heather M. Cornell Read 1 review

    2.8/5.0 by a Private Individual on 08/27/10

    Ms. Cornell does not respond to phone calls. Read more

    Ms. Cornell does not respond to phone calls.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      3.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      3.0/5.0

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  • Alan M. Zalbowitz Read 1 review

    2.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 01/22/11

    long time friend. Very difficult process on property sale. Didn't look over title efficiently. Read more

    long time friend. Very difficult process on property sale. Didn't look over title efficiently.

    • Communication

      3.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      2.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      2.0/5.0

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  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

    1.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/26/15

    My brother passed away 2 years ago. I was sent certificates of Appointment of Administrator one month after they were issued along with a letter that said they will cont... Read more

    My brother passed away 2 years ago. I was sent certificates of Appointment of Administrator one month after they were issued along with a letter that said they will contact us on their use. I was never contacted. I was never told they had to be used within 6 months of their date of issue. Went to use them a couple of days ago to close my brother's bank account and could not because the 6 months had passed. They don't respond to my phone calls.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
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      1.0/5.0
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      1.0/5.0
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      1.0/5.0

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  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

    1.5/5.0 by a Private Individual on 10/20/14

    I hired a lawyer to handle the closing on the sale of my home. I received one phone call from that lawyer. I was told 2 days before the closing that the lawyer I hired ha... Read more

    I hired a lawyer to handle the closing on the sale of my home. I received one phone call from that lawyer. I was told 2 days before the closing that the lawyer I hired had left the firm and did not speak to a lawyer until the closing. I was not kept informed on the timing of the closing and I am now being chased down for payments that should have been handled at the closing. Very unprofessional service, I would not use this firm again.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

    4.5/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/21/13

    Very thorough and competent. The experience went smoother and quicker than expected. Read more

    Very thorough and competent. The experience went smoother and quicker than expected.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

    5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/25/13

    they were very prompt and easy to understand details they had for me Read more

    they were very prompt and easy to understand details they had for me

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 222 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.6/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1927
      Firm Size
      54
      Representative Clients
      CORPORATE/FINANCIAL: Air Temp Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.; C.H. Thompson Company, Inc.; Cleaner Supply, Inc.; Community Foundation of South Central New York, Inc.; Diamond Visionics, LLC; Five Riverside Towers; Hearth Management; HSBC Bank; Koffman Enterprises; Lockheed-Martin; Corning, Inc.; M&T Bank; McFarland-Johnson, Inc.; MediMedia USA; NBT Bank; Northeastern Plate Glass Corp.; Tioga Tool, Inc.; Silver Dollar Optical; Stakmore Co., Inc.; Tioga State Bank; Vestal Tile Distributors, Inc.; Willow Run Foods, Inc.
      Representative Clients
      CONSTRUCTION/RETAIL: A.L. Burke, Inc.; Astrocom Electronics, Inc.; Broome County Building Supply, Inc.; Coral Isle Pools, Inc.; F.S. Lopke Contracting, Inc.; Felix Roma & Sons, Inc.; Gault Chevrolet-Toyota-BMW; Gorick Construction Co., Inc.; J.S. Miller Appraisal Associates, LLC; McGowan Corp.; Olum's Inc.; R. DeVincentis Construction, Inc.; Serafini Nissan-Volvo; Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C.; Vacri Construction Corp.; Walsh & Sons Construction; Washburn Construction, LLC.
      Representative Clients
      COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION: Bearcats Development Group; Newman Development Group; Wachs Development.
      Representative Clients
      INSURANCE: Broome Co-Operative Insurance Company; Chartis; CNA Group; Dryden Mutual Insurance Company; Federated Mutual Insurance Company; First Cardinal Corp; Gallagher Bassett of New York; GEICO; Kemper Insurance Group; Liberty Mutual Insurance; Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company; Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Company; PMA Group; Progressive Insurance Company; Savitch Agency; Travelers Insurance Co.; USAA.
      Representative Clients
      MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE: Binghamton Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.; Binghamton Eye Associates; Broome Oncology, LLC; Broome County Medical Society; Cardiology Associates, P.C.; Carpathian Dental Associates, P.C.; Corning Hospital; Endwell Family Physicians, LLP; Guthrie Healthcare/Robert Packer Hospital; Levine, Shakun, Salomons & Bray Dental P.C.; Margaretville Hospital; Neuro Medical Care Associates, PLLC; Ophthalmic Associates of the Southern Tier, P.C.; Orthopedic Associates of 65 Pennsylvania Ave., P.C.; Preferred Physicians Medical; Rehabilitation Associates; Roberts Eyecare Associates; Southern Tier Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Southern New York NeuroSurgical Group, P.C.; Tier Orthopedic Associates, P.C.; Tier ENT Associates, P.C.; United Methodist Homes; United Health Service Hospitals, Inc.
      Representative Clients
      INSTITUTIONAL: Binghamton University Foundation; Broome Community College Faculty Student Association; Civil Service Employees Association; Cornell University.
      Representative Clients
      APPROVED ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS FOR: Chicago Title Insurance Company; Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; Stewart Title Insurance Company.

      Areas of Law

      • Personal Injury
      • Banking Law
      • Bankruptcy
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers And Acquisitions
      • Environmental Law
      • Health Care
      • Labor And Employment
      • Employee Benefits
      • Pension Plans
      • Profit Sharing
      • Professional Malpractice Defense
      • Matrimonial Law
      • Family Law
      • Probate
      • Trusts And Estates
      • Elder Law
      • Tax Law
      • Insurance
      • Civil Law
      • Criminal Law
      • Local
      • State Government Law
      • Federal Practice
      • Trial Practice
      • Appellate Practice

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 607.763.9200

      Fax: 607.763.9211

      Website:

      Mailing Address:
      Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP P.O. Box F-1706,
      Binghamton , NY 

      Firm Address:
      Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP 450 Plaza Drive,
      Vestal, NY 13850
      U.S.A.

      Other Offices

      • Deposit Office 131 Front Street, Deposit,
        New York
      • Ithaca Office 121 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca,
        New York
      • Whitney Point Office 2912 US Route 11, Whitney Point,
        New York
      • Binghamton Office: 71 State Street, 13901.
      • Vestal (Main) Office: 450 Plaza Drive, 13850.
      • Deposit Office: 131 Front Street, 13754. Telephone: 607-467-3322. Fax: 607-467-4898.
      • Whitney Point Office: 2912 US Route 11, 13862. Telephone: 607-634-4141. Fax: 607-634-4044.
      • Ithaca Office: 121 East Buffalo Street, 14850. Telephone: 607-272-3484. Fax: 607-277-2112.
      • Spencer Office: 140 Main Street, 14882. Telephone: 607-589-4232. Fax: 607-589-4311.
      • Athens Office: 501 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810. Telephone: 570-886-0114. Fax: 570-955-3632.

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