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Reviewing the Laws




NEW YORK, NY 10038-5077
TEL. (212) 480-4000
FAX (212) 480-4444

RICHARD LEVITT: (917) 562-4000
NICHOLAS KAIZER: (917) 324-4000

ZACHARY SEGAL: (917) 836-3011


Richard W. Levitt, Esq   

The founding partner of Levitt & Kaizer, has a national reputation for excellence. Described by a former Second Circuit Judge in the Foreword of a popular legal treatise as “an outstanding defense lawyer with a scholarly bent,” he is author of, The Second Circuit Criminal Law Update, a 1,500-page outline of Second Circuit criminal Law (North Law Publishers 2016), and has written numerous magazine articles on a variety of subjects. He has been a frequent lecturer for several organizations including the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York Criminal Bar Association and the Center for Negotiation Strategy. A life member of the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers. 

Mr. Levitt is also a former Board Member and honoree of the New York Criminal Bar Association. An active and well-known trial and appellate lawyer,Mr. Levitt has been involved in numerous high-profile cases, defending clients against charges that include, among many others, RICO, securities fraud, tax evasion, official corruption, medical fraud, drug distribution, murder, arson, robbery and money laundering. He is a member of the Bars of the States of New York and Florida, the District of Columbia, several federal district courts and circuit courts of appeal, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Levitt is an honors graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (1977) and earned his LL.M. from New York University (1978). He has been in private practice for more than thirty-five years concentrating on criminal trials and appeals, and enjoys an AV/preeminent rating from Martingale-Hubbell, a "10" rating on AVVO and inclusion in SuperLawyers.



Telephone: (212) 480-4000 Ext: 6333 Cell: (917) 562-40


Nicholas G. Kaizer Esq.

He is a partner at Levitt & Kaizer and has been a practicing attorney in New York since 1988. He graduated with honors from Boston University, and was awarded his juris doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law. After graduation, Mr. Kaizer practiced law in Miami before returning to New York, where he currently specializes in criminal defense and litigation. A nationally recognized expert in criminal defense and in the United States Sentencing Guidelines, he has appeared before the Federal Sentencing Commission as an expert, advising judges, prosecutors and defense concerning bases for non-Guideline sentences and departures. Mr. Kaizer also practices federal and state civil litigation, having represented clients in a broad range of cases. He is admitted in New York, Florida and the District of Columbia, as well as in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.

 Mr. Kaizer has written articles for legal periodicals concerning defense in criminal matters and has contributed to several of Richard Levitt's annual Second Circuit Criminal Law Updates. He enjoys an AV/preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2016, Mr. Kaizer was the New York Criminal Bar Association-designated panelist (and subcommittee Chairman) on the New York County Independent Judicial Screening Panel for the 6 and 9 Judicial Districts of New York, which evaluated, interviewed and recommended candidates for inclusion on the ballot for New York Civil Court Judges. The panel also considered the qualifications of sitting judges for reappointment. 


Telephone: (917) 324-4000 


Zachary Segal

He is associate at Levitt & Kaizer, is a graduate of Touro Law Center where he was a member fo the Law Review. He interned with the Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District, Brooklyn Defender Services, the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco (then United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, now of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals), and the Honorable Associate Justice Robert J. Miller (Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department). Born in Montreal, Mr. Segal attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained a double major in political science in history. Following his undergraduate degree, Mr. Segal worked as an advocate for the Aleph Institute, a nationally recognized prisoner’s right organization, where he ensured prisoners received religious accommodations and was involved in direct advocacy, which included submitting sentencing letters, treaty transfer applications, and compassionate release requests for both state and federal clients.


Telephone: (917) 836-3011


Emily Golub, Esq.

She is of counsel for Levitt & Kaizer, is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she interned with the Federal Defenders of New York in the Southern District and served as a Student Attorney in NYU’s Federal Defender Clinic. She was also a Student Instructor for NYU’s Prisoners’ Rights and Education Project.  Ms. Golub has gained broad-based experience in both criminal defense and civil litigation, researching and writing numerous arguments at both the trial and appellate levels, in both the state and federal courts, and has gained substantial experience navigating the procedural intricacies of state civil practice. Ms. Golub received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. 



Telephone: (646) 725-5079

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