Allen Levithan was an innovative thinker, strategic problem solver, and firm leader who worked hard for his clients. When he passed away in late 2018, Allen left behind a multi-decade career in corporate law and a commitment to serving communities that would otherwise go unrepresented. Throughout his 42 years at Lowenstein, Allen shaped the firm’s corporate department, launched our investment funds and mortgage finance practices, and led by example in his pro bono and community services work.
The nonprofits Allen represented relied on and benefited from his knowledge and experience in many areas of law. Although he worked on matters with several organizations during his career, Allen was especially committed to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, an organization that describes itself as “a safety net, providing counseling for families in crisis, support services for seniors and for people with disabilities and their families, and career counseling and job placement assistance for the unemployed.” Through hundreds of pro bono hours, Allen helped the federation assist families to become safer, more connected to their communities, and more financially secure.
Allen’s example both reflected and sustained a culture at the firm that values pro bono work and encourages community engagement. The Lowenstein Center for the Public Interest is part of his legacy.