Managing Partner & Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department

Jon A. Dorf is the Managing Partner of Dorf & Nelson LLP and serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Department.  Jon provides strategic planning and oversight for the firm as Managing Partner, and in his comprehensive practice, advises high net worth clients and an expanse of businesses, ranging from start-ups to mid-sized and larger corporations, by providing solid legal counsel and serving as a trusted advisor.  Although Jon’s personal areas of concentration include corporate, commercial real estate, and intellectual property, Jon is personally accessible to all clients and ensures that he and his team provide each matter with an unwavering dedication to excellence, professionalism, and unique client centered solutions.

For over the past two decades, Jon has advised clients on corporate matters and commercial real estate transactions, including complex sales and purchases, refinances, divestitures, negotiation of contracts and related governance agreements, corporate compliance, strategic planning aimed at maximizing profits, and litigation strategies.  Additionally, Jon has experience in intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, the licensing of intellectual property, and general branding, and he advises clients on how to capitalize on marketplace recognition and protect their intangible assets.

Jon is dedicated to the furtherance of the economic growth and stability of Westchester County and New York State.  He is a board member of the Business Council of Westchester and a former board member of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation.  In the past, he served as an executive committee member and as the former general counsel of the Business Council of Westchester.  Jon has also served the Westchester County Bar Association, having been a former vice president, executive committee member, and board member.  Jon currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Albany Law School.

Committed to diversity and inclusion, Jon works diligently to ensure that D&N continues to further this end.  Under his leadership, D&N has been the recipient of several awards for gender fairness, equal justice access, furtherance of women, and family friendly policies.  Further, Jon’s commitment to excellence is noted by the firm’s receipt of the 2017 Small Business Award for Excellence in overall firm growth as featured in the fall issue of 914Inc.  Since 2010, Jon has been awarded membership to the prestigious organization, New York Metro Super Lawyers, and is a frequent lecturer and presenter on relevant law topics at local and state organizations such as the New York Bar Association, the Westchester Bar Association and law schools.

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