Jon focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, development, and operation of commercial real estate. Whether leasing a few thousand square feet or acquiring complex multi-property portfolios, Jon brings the responsiveness and creativity required to “close the deal” in a prompt and effective manner.
Between closings, Jon advises clients both big and small on how to achieve their real estate objectives by, among other things, obtaining financing, negotiating insurance, securing municipal entitlements, ensuring compliance, resolving non-performing assets, and navigating all manner of real estate disputes between both private and public actors.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Jon worked as a real estate agent. In this role, he structured a variety of transactions from residential land development to industrial property acquisitions and dispositions. While in law school, Jon gained legal real estate experience assisting in real estate and construction practice groups, practical experience at one of the nation’s largest construction companies, and an understanding of distressed real estate at the Federal Bankruptcy Court, where he assisted judges in adjudicating bankruptcy cases.
Jon earned his bachelor's degree, with distinction, from Purdue University and his law degree, cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School.