Burns & Levinson LLP

Burns & Levinson LLP

2 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:

125 High Street | Boston | MA | 02110-1624

Phone: 617-345-3000 | Fax: 617-345-3299

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Year of establishment 1960 Number of partners 80
Number of offices 3 Partner to associate ratio 2.50
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 18.30
Number of attorneys 120
Number of associates 32
   2 reviews

Burns & Levinson LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on May 09, 2021

Advice to law firm management: Not a true statement when you state that you value ideas........It's time to remove that quote from your hiring process...

Pros: Free Bagels

Cons: The firm has no structure and are 20 years behind in everything....HR is a JOKE!!!! The place if full of gossip and they don't like people with experience......They love to hire individuals with no experience....Managing partner is clueless on how to run a firm.....

Partners to Avoid and Why: All the good guys are leaving....Some co chair don't even belong in the role.....

Favorite Things About this Firm: Old people everywhere...... 32 people left the firm while I was there....Crazy!!!!

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2020

Job type: Freelance

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Restructure HR to deal with the issues between employees so that the atmosphere can be more positive. Pay employees what they are worth.

Pros: The firm is small, so that fosters a sense of community. The work is fairly easy and workers are not pushed too hard. Decent balance for work and life. It is nice to be able to interact with everyone.

Cons: So much laziness! Complaints and some nastiness between coworkers are frequent, and HR doesn't seem to take complaints seriously. Pay is less than average.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


At Burns & Levinson, we practice law differently. While our attorneys agree that results drive our business, building relationships with our clients and providing value added service is the key to our success. We work hard to provide the legal experience and industry knowledge you need, as well as the personal attention you deserve - adding value to your life and the life of your business. At Burns & Levinson, your personal and business success is our top priority - so whatever your legal need, consider it done. As a Boston-based firm with over 120 attorneys and offices in Providence and New York, as well as in the Merrimack Valley / North Shore, Metro West and South Shore areas of Massachusetts, we are large enough to represent clients in complex and sophisticated matters, yet small enough to be very responsive, providing direct partner-level, proactive advice. Burns & Levinson has two wholly owned subsidiaries, one of which is located in Boston and the other in Montreal, Quebec. Our lawyers are experienced and extremely motivated. They're willing to go beyond their traditional role and do whatever it takes to get results. No matter what your legal need, we've got you covered.

Practice Areas

Burns & Levinson LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy
  • Burns And Levinson Asset Management
  • Burns And Levinson Canada Co
  • Burns And Levinson Employment Solutions
  • Business Litigation
  • Canada Practice
  • China Practice
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Design And Construction
  • Divorce And Family
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Enforcing The Rights Of Investors
  • Entertainment And Media
  • Environmental
  • Erisa Litigation
  • Europe Practice
  • Executive Advocacy
  • Family Advisory Services Team
  • Fiduciary Real Estate Advisors Llc
  • Finance
  • Government Contracts
  • India Practice
  • Intellectual Propertyscitech
  • International Practice
  • Israel Practice
  • Labor
  • Employment And Employee Benefits
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • Patent
  • Private Clients
  • Probate And Trust Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Schools And Colleges
  • Science And Technology
  • Securities Law
  • Sports Practice
  • Start Ups And Emerging Growth Companies
  • Subprime
  • Tax
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Venture Capital And Private Equity
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Pro bono

Burns & Levinson does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

Burns & Levinson LLP Awards and Recognitions

Burns & Levinson LLP included in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers

Summer associate program

Burns & Levinson LLP's summer associate program, last conducted in 2009, has been suspended until further notice. In the meantime, our firm does from time to time seek exceptional entry-level and lateral associates to join our practice areas according to departmental needs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for positions posted on the Legal Jobs section of our website. Resumes and cover letters may be directed to our Hiring Partner, Mark Manning, Esq. at mmanning@burnslev.com.

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