Jonathan’s practice focuses on business law, employment law, and estate planning. His preventative maintenance strategy includes audits of policies, procedures, corporate structures, and contracts. He counsels clients on business structures, operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements, and he facilitates negotiations as needed. Looking out for a client’s best interests involves coordinating a variety of services. To that end Jonathan, drawing on his long-standing relationship with the business community, takes the team approach of working with CPAs, insurance brokers, real estate brokers, and other professionals to ensure that a company’s licenses, permits, leases, bonds, insurance policies, and accounting practices are sound and secure. Should circumstances arise which result in litigation, Jonathan has the unique experience of numerous years navigating the courts, providing experienced council in the event of litigation.
He also assists his clients and their business in the planning of their wealth transitions. Jonathan ties his business law insight into the area of estate planning. With his understanding of the legal tools which can be utilized in this area, he espouses meticulous and systematic preparation for the transition of assets through the vehicles of gifting, purchase agreements, and limited partnerships. He will tell you that the key to good estate planning involves careful framing, coordination, and transition planning for both individuals as well as businesses.
Jonathan has been active in many community endeavors, including having served on the boards of the Tucson Medical Center Foundation, Friends of the Library of the University of Arizona, the Temple Emanu-El, and the Jewish Family and Children’s Services. He has been Board President of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging and has served Casa de Los Niños. In this capacity, he has consulted with nonprofit executive directors, actively raised funds, helped established policies, and represented these agencies in the community. He has been a member of the AZ Town Hall. He also served as Mayor of Tucson from 2011 to 2019.
To balance out his busy life, Jonathan relaxes by working out, hiking, reading fiction, and spending time with his wife, Karen, and his three children, Isaac, Nathan and Molly, and three grandchildren, Ezra, Zev, and Ruby.
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Commercial Litigation
- Estate Planning,
- Insurance Defense
- Real Estate
- Trust & Probate
- Supreme Court of Arizona
- U.S. District Court for Arizona
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Tax Court
- United States Supreme Court
- Kenyon College
- University of New Mexico Law School
- Board President, Casa de los Niños
- Board President, Handmaker Services for the Aging
- Board Member, Temple Emanu-El
- Board Member, Jewish Services for the Aging
- Board Member Tucson Medical Center Foundation
- Friends of the Library of the University of Arizona