Repeatedly recognized by bar and community

Jason continues to be recognized for his legal acumen and active community engagement. In the past few years, he has been named a New Leader of the Bar and a New Jersey Trailblazer by the New Jersey Law Journal, and a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer, and he was honored with the Anti-Defamation League’s Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award.

Trusted legal counsel

Jason takes a mindful and deliberate approach to every matter, with particular attention to how each strategic decision may affect his clients’ overall business goals. He develops client relationships for the long term, and he focuses on understanding his clients’ business and people.

Advocate for pro bono clients

In her opinion vacating the client’s 20-year old conviction and sentence, U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson praised Jason and the Hangley Aronchick team for their “able and vigorous advocacy” and for “play[ing] an integral part in ensuring that justice is fairly meted based on the merits of the arguments rather than the resources of the litigants.”

Jason A. Levine serves as a trusted business advisor and legal counsel to executives, entrepreneurs, boards of directors and companies of all sizes.

When companies face potential litigation, they run the risk of significant financial and reputational harm. Accounting for all of the business consequences, both short- and long-term, for his clients, is one of Jason’s top priorities. He understands the complex legal, financial and interpersonal issues at stake, particularly in shareholder, partnership, and joint-venture disputes. Jason regularly litigates claims of shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duties, mismanagement, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, contract disputes, breach of restrictive covenant, defamation, and tortious interference. This work often includes negotiating company valuations and structuring buyouts in the event of a company divorce or dissolution. But if disputes cannot be resolved amicably, Jason is ready and willing to take cases through trial and, if necessary, appeals, and he has extensive experience leading litigations in both state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as taking arbitrations to final hearings.

Jason’s clients reside in a variety of industries, including highly-regulated sectors such as financial services, gaming and professional services. Jason advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies, closely-held entities and their principals, real estate developers, retailers and entrepreneurs on the legal issues they encounter in the course of doing business. When the government calls, he helps clients respond to subpoenas or other inquiries, and to present their cases to local, state and federal administrative agencies and enforcement authorities.

Jason maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes representing indigent individuals in both criminal and civil rights matters, and he is an active member of several non-profit and community organizations. He serves on the Regional Board and Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a civil rights organization, and has spearheaded an effort to expand ADL’s critical anti-bias and anti-bullying educational programs in Southern New Jersey.

Jason is actively involved in the business and strategic planning of the firm, chairing the Business Development Committee and the Lateral Shareholder Hiring Committee, and also serving on the 401(k) Fiduciary Committee.

Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, Jason worked in the litigation and white collar practice groups of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, DC.

Representative Matters

  • Representing the Charles Chrin Companies in federal court litigation against a former employee and minority owner for alleged breach of fiduciary duties and violations of Lanham Act.
  • Representing the Cordish Companies and Stadium Casino RE, LLC d/b/a Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia in litigations and appeals in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Commonwealth Court against the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and private parties involving an application for a slot machine license.
  • Representing a New Jersey pharmacy chain in procurement challenge pending in state court adverse to University Hospital, New Jersey’s only public hospital.
  • Served as lead counsel to minority shareholder in Bucks County, Pennsylvania litigation and contentious business divorce involving allegations of mismanagement and shareholder oppression; successfully navigated client’s buyout of majority shareholders and resolved subsequent claims involving misappropriation of confidential company information and unauthorized use of company intellectual property.
  • Represented an engineering firm and two majority shareholders against minority shareholder who asserted breach of fiduciary duties and violations of shareholder agreement; obtained successful resolution after three-week arbitration hearing.
  • Represented financial institutions and their employees in multiple fast-paced litigations involving enforcement of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of trade secrets and other corporate assets.
  • Counseled a telecommunications company in more than a dozen litigations across Pennsylvania and New Jersey arising out of each state’s 911 Act.
  • Tasked with investigating and litigating claims against officers and directors of bankrupt company and third parties on behalf of a chapter 11 estate trustee.
  • Served as lead counsel to a large New Jersey real estate investment company in a complex contract and tax dispute.
  • Represented individuals, corporations, and partnerships in connection with investigations arising out of the US Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania involving allegations of bribery and violations of the False Claims Act.

Representative Pro Bono Matters

  • Following evidentiary hearing before the District of New Jersey, obtained writ of habeas corpus from a state court conviction and the vacation of client’s 20-year old conviction and sentence. In April 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously affirmed Judge Wolfson’s decision, and the client was subsequently released from prison for the first time in more than two decades.
  • Successfully represented a prisoner plaintiff in multiple federal civil rights lawsuits alleging violations of the First and Eighth Amendments, obtaining favorable settlements involving both monetary and injunctive relief.



Honors & Awards


Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, 2022 – 2024; listed as a “Rising Star,” 2015-2019

Named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer, 2020

Named a “New Jersey Trailblazer” by the New Jersey Law Journal, 2019

Named a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal, 2019

Named to the “40 and Under Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation, 2018 – 2023; named a Future Star, 2024

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award, 2022

ADL’s Daniel R. Ginsberg National Leadership Award, 2019

ADL’s Sigmund G. Livingston Award, 2019

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Named to the Rising Stars List by Washington, DC, Super Lawyers magazine, 2014

Served as chairman of the University of Pennsylvania’s student government and was the recipient of the Spade Honor Award, one of the university’s oldest and highest honors awarded to a member of the graduating class.

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Publications & Lectures

Presenter, “The Future of Restrictive Covenants: Navigating Uncertainties in the Law,” Hangley Aronchick CLE, July 10, 2024

Co-author, “Ownership transitions: You can’t always get what you want,” Family Business Magazine, April 9, 2024

The Staying Power of Small and Midsize Firms,” The Legal Intelligencer, August 7, 2023

“Shaping the Contours of Corporate Fiduciary Duties,” Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, January 2022

Presenter, “Business Divorce Litigation,” PBI’s Business Divorce 2021: A Practical Guide From Inception to Litigation to Resolution, December 1, 2021

Presenter, “Preparing for a Transitional Event in a Closely Held Company: What if the Owners Disagree?” Hangley Aronchick CLE, October 19, 2021

Panelist, “Nuts and Bolts of Arbitration,” Hangley Aronchick CLE, April 28, 2021

Presenter, “Who Can Bind the Company: Litigating Authority Issues,” Association of Corporate Counsel 2020 Litigation Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9, 2020

“Books and Records Requests in the Era of Text Messages,”, July 22, 2019 (co-author)

Facilitator and Presenter, “Knowing Who Your Client Is: Ethical Issues for Company Counsel Arising from Representation of Company Stakeholders,” Association of Corporate Counsel 2019 In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 24, 2019

Presenter, “Avoid Making Headlines for the Wrong Reasons: Ethical Issues When Making Statements in the Media,” Greater Philadelphia Association of Corporate Counsel In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 25, 2018


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Memberships & Community

Anti-Defamation League Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Office, Regional Board Member and Executive Committee Member, March 2017 – Present

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Board of Directors Member, 2019 – Present

City Year Philadelphia, Associates Board Member, June 2015 – 2018

University of Pennsylvania American Inn of Court, Former Member

Camden County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

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