About Us

Firm History

Founded in 1927, Levene Gouldin & Thompson enjoys an enviable reputation among lawyers, judges and the community it serves.

Members of the firm have served as President of the New York State Bar Association, the Broome County Bar Association and the Federation of the Bar of the Sixth Judicial District, as well as leaders of various New York State Bar Association specialty sections, instructors of programs providing continuing education for the profession and have been honored by their peers for their professionalism and community service.

In addition, the lawyers at Levene Gouldin & Thompson have been named to numerous honorary organizations and listings including the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American College of Trial Lawyers, Who's Who in American Law, Best Lawyers in America and Upstate New York Super Lawyers.  In 2012, LGT was featured in Fortune Magazine as the only firm in the region as a Top Ranked Law Firm.

In what has been the largest law firm merger in Broome County history, the prominent law firm of Chernin & Gold, also founded in 1927, joined Levene Gouldin & Thompson in 2000. Since that time the practice now features multiple offices and branches (Binghamton, Vestal, Deposit, Whitney Point, Ithaca, New York) with over 90 attorneys and paralegals. Members of the firm are also admitted in a variety of other states including: Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Georgia with active practices in many of those states. Clients of the firm benefit from its commitment to increased efficiency through innovation and technology.

Whether advising local entrepreneurs on matters of business development or tax planning, counseling senior citizens about the legal consequences of aging, or helping an individual or family purchase a new home, the members and staff of Levene Gouldin & Thompson are committed to pursuing a standard of excellence that is complemented by a compassionate concern for all those whom they are privileged to serve.

The firm's reputation as trial counsel has resulted in many clients who have sustained personal injuries to enlist the trial team at the office to pursue any claim they may have.  In addition, the firm has a long history of defending physicians and hospitals in legal claims that have been asserted against them.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide optimum results for our client's legal objectives and sensitive, helpful counseling on those matters that may require more than mere legal expertise.

Toward that end, we encourage careful listening to be sure that the client's needs are accurately identified, additional research that may be required to handle a matter effectively, and easy accessibility and prompt communication to be sure clients know that the firm is giving close and effective attention to their legal matter.  Anyone the firm represents should always be able to count on the dependability, integrity and expertise of all the members of the Levene Gouldin & Thompson professional team.

David Levine
David Levene
1904-1982

Paul Gouldin
Paul Gouldin
1913-1982

Carlton Thompson
Carlton Thompson
1924-2005