Jonathan Gates is an experienced litigation attorney with an extensive understanding of a wide array of civil litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation. A dedicated team player, he is committed to the rigorous pursuit of solutions to problems clients face, whether that be ensuring compliance with recently enacted legislation or providing counsel in connection with business endeavors.
Most recently, Jonathan has defended clients in connection with federal class actions and other complex multi-jurisdictional matters. As part of the firm’s investment funding team, he advises clients in identifying, negotiating and securing incentives from funding authorities for projects in the U.S. in order to offset the expenses incurred in connection with significant capital investment.
Jonathan was selected to the 2013-2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star lists. The Super Lawyers Rising Star list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
- Obtained numerous favorable plea deals on behalf of corporate clients in connection with alleged weights and measures violations brought by state and local authorities in municipal courts throughout New Jersey.
- Obtained dismissal of fraud and related claims arising out of family business dispute at trial.
- Obtained multimillion-dollar arbitration award on behalf of United States-based real estate development company following international commercial arbitration hearing.
- Obtained dismissal of $20 million contribution claim at summary judgment stage on behalf of defendant commercial real estate entities.
- “Class-action arbitration wins the day,” New Jersey Law Journal, July 18, 2013 (co-author)
- “N.J. courts waste no time in applying new class-action waiver ruling,” New Jersey Law Journal, October 24, 2011 (co-author)
- “Commentary: Concepcion allows companies to avoid the morass of class actions,” National Law Journal, July 6, 2011 (co-author)