I concentrate my practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business planning and general business and corporate matters. In addition, I have extensive experience in the areas of commercial lending and finance, equipment leasing, commercial real estate and technology law. While my practice has historically focused on representation of closely-held businesses and start-up companies, I have also been counsel to public companies and venture capitalists.
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Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($300-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (10%)
Without hesitation, I recommend Jonathan. He is an excellent lawyer and person and I am lucky to call him one of my best friends. Do not hesitate to call on him if legal trouble finds you. he will take great care of you and your problems.
John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2001||08/22/2015|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||2000||08/11/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|The Best Lawyers in America®||The Best Lawyers in America®||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||Birmingham Business Journal||2012|
|Top Attorney in Corporate Finance||Birmingham Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Alabama Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top Attorney in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions||Birmingham Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney in Corporate Finance/Mergers & Acquisitions||Birmingham Magazine||2010|
|AV Peer Review Rating - Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Leadership Class||National Multiple Sclerosis Society||2009|
|Shareholder||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||2001 - Present|
|Judicial Clerk||Supreme Court of the State of Alabama||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Innovation Depot||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Birmingham Business Alliance||Chairman's Circle||2010 - Present|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Alabama/Mississippi Chapter||Leadership Class Advisory Council||2010 - 2010|
|Vistage International||Member||2010 - Present|
|Industrial Development Board of the City of Homewood, Alabama||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Birmingham Artwalk, Inc.||Board Member and General Counsel||2004 - Present|
|Business Law Committee, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Member of Planning Board||2003 - 2004|
|Corporate Counsel Committee, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Vice-Chair||2003 - 2004|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Georgia Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Alabama Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|University of Alabama School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude||2000|
|Birmingham-Southern College||Finance||Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude||1997|