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Jonathan Marc Davidoff

Commercial real estate Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 23 years
    New York - NY 24 years
    Massachusetts - MA 24 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

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Mr. Davidoff’s extensive experience and education is an asset to our firm and invaluable to our clients. Mr. Davidoff is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, Massachusetts (inactice), New York, federal courts in Florida and New York, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Davidoff earned his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Bachelors of Business Administration from Emory University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctor from New York Law School (magna cum laude), and a Master of Legal Letters in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Having previously served as a prosecutor for several years and represented clients involved in small and large matters, Mr. Davidoff is able to view cases from a very multifaceted perspective.


Mr. Davidoff has represented clients such as: attorneys from large law firms such as Latham & Watkins, LLP and Kelley Dry & Warren, LLP who were involved in criminal tax matters, investment bankers from Bank of America (the Parmalat transactions) and Enron Corporation who were involved in two of the world’s largest corporate collapses, a former federal government employee in New Jersey Federal Court on theft of government funds (Section 8 housing), and clients charged with life felonies to simple misdemeanor and DUI/DWI charges. Mr. Davidoff is also able to handle commercial matters involving criminal issues, such as when he represented a client whose attorney forged the buyers’ signature in a mortgage note, clients whose multi-million dollar company purchased was actually a worthless entity, a client who sought a divorce based on domestic violence, clients whose restaurant was purchased based on fraud and deception, as well as matters involving corporations such as Hewlett-Packard and the grey market.


Mr. Davidoff has obtained excellent outcomes for his criminal clients, including dismissal of an Indictment for a radiologist client in the largest health insurance fraud case brought in New York, a minimal incarceration sentence for a DUI manslaughter client, and a probation only plea in an attempted murder/armed kidnapping case where the client was facing two life sentences.


Mr. Davidoff has been equally successful in his representation of clients in civil matters.  Mr. Davidoff has been able to obtain great results for his civil clients including dismissal of medical malpractice cases, dismissal of RICO claims, monetary judgments for civil theft clients, and non-inclusion in civil fraud cases.

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Davidoff Law Firm, PLLC
228 East 45th Street.
Suite. 1700
New York, NY, 10017


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Posted by Josh | May 1, 2014
Josh's Review for Jonathan
Jonathan was recommended to me by our company's lawyer and he really did a great job for me with my case. He is extremely knowledgeable and made sure to keep me informed throughout. If there was a choice above that stated "would you HIGHLY" recommend this lawyer I would have chosen it. Thanks again Jonathan!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2014
Jonathan Davidoff was more than a lawyer, he was an advisor and a friend
Jonathan represented me in connection with an indictment by New York State that I had not filed or paid income taxes for many years. He explained the process to me and my wife. He negotiated with the assistant district attorney with the result that the felony indictment was reduced to a misdemeanor. He also worked with accountants and with me to get all our state and federal tax matters resolved. In all of this, he was more than a lawyer, he was an advisor and a friend.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2014
Excellent help
Jonathan Davidoff provided me with quality assistance during a difficult time. His professionalism and kindness shine through his commendable efforts and successes, and are worth praise. His ability to make you feel comfort in an uncomfortable situation is admirable and greatly appreciated.
Posted by Matthew | April 1, 2014
trustworthy attorney
Jonathan was extremely attentative to my needs. He was a pitbull when he needed to be and didnt take any BS from opposing council when he tried to play games. He was able to come to a settlement that was above what we were expecting to settle on from the beginning. He was very fair, but not cheap, when it came to his bills. In the end, it was well worth it. I would feel confident using him again and telling friends to use him also (as I have numerous times).
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Posted by Roderick | March 31, 2014
The best defense lawyer on the east coast
It was very hard to put my trust In Jonathan knowing that I was looking at two life sentences, we butted heads often and he would always tell me to just be patient and wait for the end result. Believe me that patience was the last thing I was thinking about, bit I hung in there and the end result was more than I could have ever imagined. I ended up with only probation and got to see the birth of my daughter which was the hardest part for me thinking that I would miss being there for her. I owe everything to Jonathan and I don't think he understands how truly thankful I am for having him as my attorney. A whole new world has been opened up for me thanks to Jonathan.
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Posted by Mark | March 31, 2014
Great lawyer I highly recommend
Jonathan Davidoff represented me on several matters over the past ten years. They included civil litigation which he filed on my behalf concerning fraud, defamation of character, and a RICO cause of action. Due in part to his excellent counsel concerning my civil litigation, I recently got my permanent alimony obligation terminated. He helped me in a criminal matter when my teenage daughter got caught shoplifting. I was very happy with the outcomes on all the issues he represented me with, and highly recommend him. I feel he is a very competent and knowledgeable attorney who presents well in court, and easy to work with.
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Posted by Nicole | March 31, 2014
Jonathan Davidoff is a trustworthy, experienced, and respected attorney that cares about his clients.
Jonathan Davidoff is a trustworthy, experienced, and respected attorney that cares about his clients. I have worked with Jonathan planning our family wills & trusts...His work was completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Posted by Craig | March 31, 2014
An attorney you can trust is priceless.
Jonathan Davidoff has done an incredible job of representation whenever I have called upon his services and acumen. He maintained a steadfast communication, diligence and care taking that was was at more than one occasion above expectation. Mr. Davidoff is attentive, trustworthy and very loyal to his client's agenda and defense. I have recommended his service to others and would definitely use again myself.
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Posted by Eric | March 31, 2014
A note from a highly satisfied client
I was extremely satisfied with Mr davidoff's representation. He went above and beyond to represent my interests in a most professional and courteous manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking top notch legal services. He is experienced in many areas of both civil and criminal law.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Miami/ NY
Jonathan its an amazing lawyer, he is veryyy smart,talented, hard worker, honest, always trying to be fair..I've known him for more than 3 years already since I decided to hire him for my criminal case. There are two things that I admire from him as a good lawyer that he is, most of the lawyer have a secretary or paralegal that do most of the work for them like answering the phone, leaving mesaages, even go to court for them, Davidoff its the only lawyer that I know that answer his clients texts messages, calls, e- mails, and itsnt because he is not too busy, he is a very busy attorney and I dont even know how can he handle everything himself wish is so important because you never know if you have an emergency or an important question to ask that can change the result of your case and its out of "his work's hours" you could be in trouble just because of that. When I received letters from the judge , I would tell him and he will call right away and make sure everything was ok. He could be very serius when the clients dont fallow his "rules" and he will always try to put a smile in your face. I had recommended to 3 people that I know , two of them very close to me but completely diferent cases, and all of them were and are very happy with the results. Everybudy think about the money when they ask how much " a lawyer" charge, and of course he is not one of the cheapest one but he deserve every penny that he charge for, and many many lawyer out there thats just have a tittle but aren't lawyers!! So be carefull who you shoose. Jonathan let me take this space to thank you once againg for all you did for my case and for me, you are more than my lawyer now, you are my friend, and even tho I wont need to hire any more lawers ;) if I have to pick again I will hire you,but since that is not happening i will keep recommending you to every single person that I know that need your services, money its not everything , I paid you , and it was a big effort , but what I will pay you the rest of my days its your intensions. Thanks .. Ady
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2014
excellent lawyer with overall concern for his clients
i have used mr davidoffs services for several cases. he was well versed in the pertinent areas .he demonstrated sympathy and concern and went the extra mile. i can highly recommend his services without reservation.
Posted by Josh | March 27, 2014
Pitbull Attorney who gets results
Jonathan has represented me for sometime. He is very aggressive and knows how to win. He always gives it to me straight and walks me through all the steps and presents multiple options on how to handle legal situations. I highly recommend his services and Jonathan knows how to deliver results.
Posted by Silvana masri | April 9, 2014
I heartily recommend Jonathan Davidoff. He was superb in the handling of my divorce in 2005, especially since he is licensed in New York and Florida. His fees are reasonable and I would have paid more! I thank him so much for making a hard time of life as easy as possible. Sincerely, Silvana
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schwartz, Resnick & Davidoff, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Davioff Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney - Prosecutor
  • State Attorney's Office Miami Dade County
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Managing Partner
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • New York University School of Law, New York,
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Miami Graduate School of Business, Coral Gables, Florida
  • M.B.A.
  • 1995
  • Emory University - Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.B.A
  • 1994
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Legal Cases

  • United States of America v. Mikhail Zemlyansky
  • Nolle Prosequi - Dismissal


  • Emory University College Alumni Board
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Friends of New World Symphony
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Emory Alumni Association New York Chapter
  • President
  • 2005 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • New York Law School
  • 1998
  • Notes & Comments Editor
  • New York Law School, Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
Endorse Jonathan
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Before becoming a Florida Attorney, I worked for Jon. I have personally seen Jon prepare for countless hours for a hearing as if it were a trial. Overall, he is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is one of the finest lawyers and litigators I know. He is consistently knowledgeable and prepared. I wholeheartedly recommend his services."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jonathan is a smart, tough and zealous litigator who truly cares about his clients. He routinely finds creative solutions to complex legal issues. I fully endorse Jonathan!"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been fortunate enough to have worked for Jonathan on several of his complex litigation cases over the years. He is undeniably smart, accomplished academically, and has extensive legal experience. He is the lawyer people are talking about when they say then want a tough attorney tough who will fight for them. He is fearless, determined, and I recommend him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr Davidoff for over 20 years as a friend and professional associate i have found him to be honest, trustworthy and zealous in his ways and works. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Business Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently worked with Mr. Davidoff on a civil matter. His dedication to our mutual client was greatly appreciated. He is a focused litigator that will work tirelessly on behalf of his clients' interests."
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Criminal defense