Tom Levyn, partner and chair of Glaser Weil’s land use and government regulations practice, is nationally recognized for his leadership, management and negotiation skills. Well-respected for his experience handling complex real estate and business transactions, especially land use, Tom has implemented effective risk management protocols for national real estate firms.

Tom’s clients are generally public companies, including national banks, realty advisors and insurance companies, and large private entities, such as hotels, asset and property managers, equity investors and real estate brokerages. He is proud to represent the chief executives, presidents and senior management of these companies. Additionally, he is a trusted counsel in personal matters for successful entrepreneurs.

Tom maintains a diverse practice built on his extensive experience in:

  • Land use and entitlements
  • Complex business transactions
  • Complex real estate transactions
    • Acquisitions
    • Sales
    • Leasing

As a former three-time Mayor of Beverly Hills, Tom initiated innovative community-building programs and was recognized for his achievements by the United States Conference of Mayors. As co-chief labor negotiator, he brought successful closure to a historic four-year pact between the City of Beverly Hills and the police and fire associations. He created the first legal case management system for the city, resulting in record-setting cost savings.

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Tom as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. This is the highest category awarded and indicates that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.


Tom’s matters are not disclosable, as they are covered by nondisclosure agreements (NDAs).

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Leadership and Community

Tom currently serves as a member of the:

  • Board of Governors, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Tom has previously served as a member of the: 

  • Advisory Board, U.S. Bank, Greater Los Angeles
  • Board of Directors, United Way, Greater Los Angeles
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Isaiah
  • Board of Directors, Beverly Hills Public Access Corporation
  • Board of Directors, the Beverly Hills Education Foundation

He also served as president of the following associations:

  • California Country Club Homes Association
  • 301 North Almont Homeowners Association



University of Southern California Law Center, J.D.

University of Southern California, B.A., Business


  • California
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