Joel S. Lever

Mr. Lever is a founding partner of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP. Mr. Lever's practice concentrates in corporate law and include the representation of both public and private sector companies pursuing strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital financing. He has also served as counsel to acquiring companies and targets regarding mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and leveraged buyouts. He represents clients, including entrepreneurs, public and private companies, joint ventures and emerging companies, in a wide range of general corporate law and commercial matters, and in structuring ventures for clients in the acquisition, sale and reorganization of businesses and their assets.

Mr. Lever has extensive experience representing a range of healthcare clients, from nursing homes and home health care providers that serve the elderly, to managed care organizations and investor owned health care companies on policy matters and before state agencies. Mr. Lever also provides transactional and general business representation to medical practices, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations and provider networks.

Mr. Lever’s practice  also focuses on representation of artists and art publishers, collectors and dealers. Mr. Lever handles sophisticated transactions related to the purchase and sale of art, including  institutional and private art lending, art licensing and publication transactions, auction, museum lending and art warehousing agreements  Mr. Lever handles complex like kind exchange agreements, negotiates multi-million dollar sales and purchases by museums, collectors and dealers and their related tax issues, as well as title and authenticity litigation.


  • Boston University School of Law, JD
  • Syracuse University, BA with Honors


  • U.S. Supreme Court and all Federal and State Courts within the New York jurisdiction


  • 2013 International Global Law Expert
  • Art Lawyer of the Year in New York


  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association