Yonatan Jacobs is an experienced commercial litigation attorney. Prior to joining Sher Tremonte LLP, Mr. Jacobs worked as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP. Mr. Jacobs’s practice includes representing publicly traded and privately held companies — including major investment banks, investment advisors, international industrial corporations and wholesalers, and real estate development companies — high net-worth individuals, national non-profit organizations, and business umbrella associations in complex commercial litigation, including contract, tort, constitutional, corporate governance, and real estate disputes in state and federal courts. Mr. Jacobs also handles litigation due diligence and government and internal investigations. Mr. Jacobs has been recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, which has selected him for inclusion on its Rising Stars list in 2014 and 2015. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.
Mr. Jacobs attended Brooklyn Law School’s evening division while working full-time as a Director of Administration at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”). While in law school, Mr. Jacobs worked on the Brooklyn Law Review as an Articles Editor and member of the Senior Staff. Mr. Jacobs graduated law school magna cum laude having won numerous awards and prizes including: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Insurance Law, and Trusts and Estates; the Federal Bar Council’s Cornelius T. Wickersham, Jr. Prize for achieving the highest grade in Constitutional Law; the Greenfield, Eisenberg, Stein & Senior Law Firm Prize for achieving the highest grade in Trusts and Estates; the Arthur Gluckman Memorial Prize; the Prince Scholarship; the Dean’s Merit Scholarship; the Hyman and Bess Goldstein Memorial Scholarship; the Metrick Family Scholarship; the Stuart and Anita Subotnick Foundation Scholarship; the Centennial Grant; the New York City Bar Association C. Bainbridge Smith Scholarship; and the Public Service Silver Award.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Jacobs graduated from Brooklyn College summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also won the Propylaea Award for best exemplifying the ideals of Phi Beta Kappa, participated in the prestigious Ford Colloquium Honors Program, and made the Dean’s List all four years. Mr. Jacobs also earned a Master’s degree from the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, where he won multiple academic awards and was elected to the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs.
Mr. Jacobs was the first HPD employee to win the highly competitive Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship for full-time New York City employees who return to school to obtain advanced degrees. Prior to working at HPD, Mr. Jacobs worked in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors, including two stints working for the New York State legislature.
Mr. Jacobs is admitted to practice in New York State; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.