For Jeff Levy, a client isn’t just someone who he does
business with. Rather, a client is someone who has
unique needs to be filled.
To that end, as managing partner and co-
founder of Levy Zavet Law, he has helped build a firm that
encompasses diversity of language, diversity of services, a
diverse team, and diversity of legal experience.
The firm, located in mid-town Toronto, appeals to
a cross-generational multicultural clientele, while offering
services in English, Russian, Farsi, Hebrew and Chinese.
“It’s about the personal attention we give our clients,”
says Levy, who adds that another important aspect of their
mission is “providing the client value.” Knowing that legal fees
can often be overwhelming, they make it a point to understand
the financial burden, and do everything possible to keep the
fees at reasonable parameters.
Levy began the firm five years ago with Maxim Zavet,
a Russian-Israeli, and together they have
assembled a team of top lawyers, law
clerks and assistants, all with an extensive
track record of success.
Located in the Eglinton and
Yonge area, the firm offers myriad areas
of legal expertise, ranging from real estate
transactions, condominium development
and construction law, business and
corporate law, taxes, commercial
litigation, and family law.
For Levy’s part, he has honed his knowledge base
in several areas of law, giving him a diverse skill set to offer
“That’s stand-out for us, the idea that the firm is
providing many kinds of services at expert levels,” he says.
One specialty of his includes real estate and mortgages. His
clients have run the gamut from first time home buyers,
commercial closings and condo developers. But those aren’t
the only business transactions he has focused on.
It should come as no surprise given his experience
and training in business law, that so many clients have utilized
his counsel on all things related to buying/selling businesses,
venture capital and financing issues.
Business of all sizes – including corporations, family-
owned and private businesses - have benefitted from his
expertise as an adviser. Family-owned businesses, for instance,
have welcomed his guidance in how best to pass the torch of
ownership to the next generation.
From older, established businesses, to brand new ones,
Levy has been there to offer a helping hand. Start-ups, too, have
also actively sought his extensive insight to ensure they have
the right plan for success. And while he’s at it, he can adapt
and adopt his vast understanding of tax law to address any tax
issues or concerns.
But if that wasn’t enough, Levy’s additional impressive
aptitudes in the business realm include wide-ranging familiarity
with trademark and copyright law, and protecting intellectual
Meanwhile, he and the other partners in the firm keep
abreast constantly of the changing legal landscape and trends,
to make sure that their advice is up to to date.
When they’re not in the office, many lawyers in the
firm frequently offer their services to the public in the form
of online articles, that prove to be helpful to law students’
research, according to Levy.
“Students find this valuable. We get very detailed
regarding the technicalities in certain types of files – we will
reveal some secrets on being a good lawyer,” asserts Levy.
Overall, their team has penned some 500 articles, he says.
As for co-founder Maxim Zavet, much like Levy he has
a vast and varied range of experience, knowledge and expertise.
His residential and commercial real estate transactions number
in the hundreds, for a wide assortment of clientele.
There are a number of areas in condominium law, in
which he can assist, too. Let’s suppose
you’re about to embark on buying a piece
of land for development into possibly a
condominium project; before you sign
and need a legal pair of eyes, or there’s
a conflict with your contract, Maxim has
the ability to scrutinize the fine print with
a keen attention to detail and assess the
plausibility of pursuing your endeavor
from a legal standpoint. In cases of
condominium law and development, his
experience has shown that he can be your strongest partner.
From real estate contract disputes to title matters,
Maxim has been able to solve issues efficiently and deftly.
Indeed, his background in real estate law and condominium
law and development has enabled him to take each case, each
client, and give them individualized attention to serve them in
the best way possible.
The list of types of transactions and files he has dealt
with in this area include regular residential real estate closings,
commercial real estate deals, land assembly and dealing with
title matters, providing the complete package for developers and
builders to pre-sell their projects, close on complex financing
arrangements and preparing condo declarations and disclosures
as well as dealing with and remedying ongoing development
and construction issues.
And when it comes to family, nothing is as important
as making sure the next generation is safeguarded, and that’s
why Levy is especially conscientious when it comes to helping
people with estate planning. Doing so can maintain a family
business, save taxes, and avoid conflicts between beneficiaries,
among other important issues.
Overall, what’s most meaningful to Levy is a job well
done, and seeing those who use his services pleased with his
“Definitely the most rewarding is receiving great
feedback form the client,” says Levy, “more so than dealing
with the firm matters. It always comes back to the client.”
LEVY ZAVET PC LAWYERS
201-315 EGLINTON AVE W,
TORONTO, ON M5N 1A1
416 777 2244 X770