Jonathan S. Gross

Co-Chair, Real Estate

Santa Monica

(310) 460-4474

(310) 594-7318

Jonathan focuses his practice primarily on commercial real estate, including entity formation, major office and retail leasing, construction, and design agreements; service, engineering, consulting, and management agreements; brokerage agreements; title insurance; real estate secured lending; purchase and sale of developed and undeveloped property; reciprocal easement agreements and covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs); ground leases; and fine art commission agreements.

His clients have included the Bayside District Corporation, CommonWealth Partners, The Equitable-Nissei Figueroa Company, Lend Lease Real Estate, Maguire Properties, and Thomas Development Partners.

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and his law degree from Stanford Law School.



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 15, 2020

Super Lawyers has named nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eurofins Scientific Acquires EAG Laboratories for $780 Million

December 05, 2017

The national corporate practice and international practice at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of EAG Laboratories from affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is valued at $780 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, and closed on December 1, 2017.

Cozen O’Connor Announces Hiring of Gilchrist & Rutter Attorneys

September 27, 2017

Cozen O’Connor is thrilled to announce that effective October 1, 2017, all of the lawyers from the Los Angeles real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, will join the firm.


  • Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1980
  • Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2021

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2006-2020

AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Chambers & Partners, USA 2014

“California’s Top Real Estate Transactional Attorneys of 2013," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013

“Who’s Who in Law: Angelenos to Know in Real Estate Law," Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013

“California Dealmaker,” Commercial Real Estate Journal, 2008-2009

  • California

California State Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section

Outside Counsel, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles Headquarters Association

Board of Directors, Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation, 1996 - 2004