Jonathan has been a member of the bar since 1995 and has been lead counsel in hundreds of Maryland state and federal Civil Litigation matters, including: Foreclosures, Adoptions, Guardianships, Contracts and Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice, Malicious Prosecution, Shareholder/Partner Litigation, Police Brutality, Will Challenges and other Estate matters, Patent Infringement, Fraud, Confessed Judgments and related Litigation, Landlord/Tenant, Divorce, Riparian and Construction Defects and Mold, Employer/Employee Wage and other disputes and Appellate practice and Insurance Litigation.
In addition, as lead counsel, Jonathan has represented and advised asset-based lenders, financial institutions holding secured and unsecured claims, equipment lessors, landlords, manufacturers, lienholders, taxing authorities and purchasers of distressed loans or assets in hundreds of Maryland bankruptcy or bankruptcy-related cases, frequently involving the extension and violations of the automatic stay, complex workout and Chapter 11 plan negotiations, borrower adversity complaints, claims litigation, asset protection and restraining orders, contested plan confirmations, fraudulent conveyance claims, preference actions and many other forms of contested matters in bankruptcy cases. In addition to creditor representation, Jonathan has extensive experience representing borrowers, guarantors and other debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings and litigation matters.
Jonathan represents and advises corporate and quasi-governmental entities in matters involving: Construction, Procurement, Ethics, Governance, state and federal Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Contracting, Mechanics Liens, lead paint and other remediation, Leasing, and Land Use. He also maintains a significant estates and trusts practice, often acting as successor personal representative for non-performing estates and rapidly identifying and marshalling assets, negotiating with secured and other creditors with regard to claims, and sensitively and successfully addressing divergent beneficiary needs.
Jonathan’s intellectual property practice includes a diverse group of corporate clients from multi-national engineering firms to Fort Lauderdale-based designers and manufacturers of multi-million dollar yachts; from writers and regional travel magazine publishers to local fashion accessory manufacturers; from artists and art studios to software designers, gallery owners and restaurateurs. His intellectual property practice focuses on corporate governance, U.S. and international trademark prosecution, copyright, and boat hull design protection, as well as technology transfer and licensing.
Jonathan contributes a substantial amount of his time providing pro bono or reduced-fee services to particularly needy or charitable clients, including: churches, synagogues, charities, and victims of fraud and abuse. He is a member of the Board of Partnership Development Group Rehabilitation Services, Inc., a non-profit facilitating the return to employment for people with disabilities. He is a panel attorney for the Maryland Lawyers for the Arts and has been an Annapolis/Anne Arundel County resident since 1988.