When conflicts arise, Jonathan partners with his clients to solve their legal issues and provide creative solutions to achieve success on their terms. As a seasoned litigator and Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, Jonathan understands that there is no one-size-fits-all remedy for business disputes. He appreciates the risks associated with these matters and recognizes that litigation is not always the appropriate course of action.
As Chair of Cohen Seglias’ Insurance Coverage & Risk Management Group, Jonathan helps his clients evaluate and manage their insured and uninsured business risks. He drafts, reviews, and advises on various risk-transfer related contractual clauses, including indemnification clauses and insurance requirements. When coverage disputes arise, either due to outright coverage denials or a reservation of rights, Jonathan takes a nuanced approach to the dispute to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. If negotiations cannot resolve the problem, he initiates coverage litigation to protect his client.
Jonathan frequently acts as outside general counsel to clients in many industries, counseling them so that they can prevent small issues from turning into major problems. Throughout his career, Jonathan has represented a number of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors and has developed a deep understanding of the industry. He regularly represents these clients in disputes with their customers, and before the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of HVARC Contractors, and the New Jersey State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers.
Jonathan also regularly represents clients in class action lawsuits, including claims involving alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
He has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, and has represented clients before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.