Jonathan has extensive experience in corporate, public utility, environmental, and real estate law. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in both the public and private sectors. Jonathan drafted legislation as a staff attorney for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and then assisted in performance audits of state agencies while on the legal staff of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee. He subsequently joined a Harrisburg-area law firm where he assisted clients in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and financings. Jonathan was part of the legal team that assisted a client in purchasing land and financing the construction of power plants at three sites in Pennsylvania. He also litigated cases, including proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.
Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Jonathan returned to state service and served as deputy director – legal of the PUC’s Office of Special Assistants, where he supervised attorneys drafting orders for the PUC. In that capacity, he worked on a wide variety of cases involving every regulated utility industry in Pennsylvania – water/wastewater, gas, electric, transportation, and telecommunications.
Since returning to private practice, Jonathan has worked on matters in the gas, electric, and water/wastewater industries, including a case in which a public utility received PUC approval of its purchase of a municipal wastewater system pursuant to Pennsylvania’s recently enacted statute that provides a new methodology for valuing an acquired municipal water/wastewater system.
Jonathan earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from American University.