• Alvin T. Levitt

    Family Wealth Transfer Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
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    University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B.
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    University of Colorado, Boulder, B.S., Accounting.

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    Alvin Levitt’s tax practice focuses on business, real estate and nonprofit entities. He has authored numerous articles for professional tax publications and has lectured at a number of tax institutes.

    Mr. Levitt has served as a Director of the San Francisco Estate Planning Council, as a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Taxation, and as the Chairman of the IRS/Western Region Bar Association. Mr. Levitt also has served as a Visiting Instructor in Tax Law at the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall). He also serves as the President and Director of the Jim Joseph Foundation, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Alliance, Yerba Buena Arts and Events, Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright NEXT.

    Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Levitt was a founding partner of a San Francisco-based law firm.

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    Honors & Awards

    Fellow, American College of Tax Attorneys.

    Named in Best Lawyers in America, 1986-2016.

    Named a “Northern California Super Lawyer,” 2004-2007.


    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in California, the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.

    Certified Tax Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

    Member, Bar Association of San Francisco.

    Member, American Bar Association.

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