Jonathan Noah Schwartz – Of Counsel
Jonathan Noah Schwartz is of counsel to the Firm’s Miami headquarters, and serves as Chair of its Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense Practice. He represents prominent individuals and companies, with a focus on airlines, athletes and entertainers, private equity firms and real estate developers, handling litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. His work has been featured on stations such as NBC and written about in publications including the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Complex Magazine, Rolling Stone, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail and TMZ.
Jonathan earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School, where he served on the Executive Board of the School’s Law Review and was presented with the publication’s Award for Excellent Contribution. During law school, Jonathan worked in Chambers for the Honorable Renee Marie Bumb of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and served as a Teaching Assistant to a Contract Law class. He holds his Bachelors of Science degree from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management with a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Amongst his representative matters have been that Jonathan:
- Obtained a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of a collective of bars, restaurants and nightclubs enjoining Broward County from enforcing the curfew provisions of an emergency COVID order.
- Authored a brief on behalf of property owners and developers in Miami Beach which led to the Zoning Appeals Board overturning 40 years of density interpretations, paving the way for a one-of-a-kind three block development.
- Represented the owner of an airline in a trial to determine the airline’s ownership where a business partner in another entity claimed partial ownership, and obtained a Final Judgment after trial declaring that his client owned 100% of the airline.
- Authored the Petitions for Pardon and Commutation of two hip-hop artists, both of which were granted by the President of the United States.
- Represented a musician in lawsuits brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia relative to allegations of constitutional violations which transpired during his arrest and subsequent incarceration.
- Represented an ex-presidential campaign manager where the City of Fort Lauderdale sought to take away his firearms.
- Represented the developer of a prominent New York hotel in a foreclosure alleging default of a $68 million mortgage.
Jonathan’s work has been featured in the following publications: