David A. Levine


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

When David joined Elkins Kalt in 2011, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge for our work in the hospitality and leisure industry. Over the course of his career, David has helped owners and developers construct, acquire, recapitalize, and sell hotels throughout the United States. With the industry’s particular nuances – employees, insurance, food and liquor licensing, and more – he works closely with clients to negotiate franchise and management agreements with all the major hotel brands and operators.

Beyond hotels, David is well-versed in real estate finance across numerous industries, and often represents lenders and owners in mezzanine and senior secured financings, acquisitions and dispositions of real property, and structuring joint ventures.

Career Highlights

Counsel to the owner of a portfolio of over 10,000 multifamily units in its purchase and sale transactions.

Counsel to a secured lender in real property secured financings involving office and multifamily projects.

Counsel to a borrower in a variety of hotel construction financings throughout California.

Counsel to a borrower in its industrial portfolio financings in Southern California.

Counsel to the issuer of $2.7 billion of CMBS financing of four hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Counsel to the seller of a luxury, boutique hotel in Palm Springs, California.

Counsel to the developer of a private motorsports facility in La Quinta, California.