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Jonathan Robert McCloskey

Business Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Jonathan McCloskey

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Business Formation, Operating Agreements, Debt Collection, Employment Law, Lending and Asset Purchase Agreements, Contract Creation/Review, Litigation, Emerging Businesses/Start Ups, Succession Planning, Non-Compete Agreements and much more.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Wills, Trust, and Probate: Last Will and Testament, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives for Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, Trust Agreements, Special Needs Trusts, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, and much more.

  3. Real estate
    30%
    Commercial Leasing and Acquisition, Residential Sales and Lease Agreements, Contract Creation and Review, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Land Use/ Zoning, Litigation, Property Assessment Appeals, Construction Contracts, Mechanics Liens, and much more.

PROVIDING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR LEGAL PUZZLE. I PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE AND FOCUS ON GETTING IT DONE FOR YOU. CALL (412) 201-0842 TODAY!

Attorney Jonathan McCloskey was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2022 - a prestigious award within the legal industry given to the top 2.5% of attorneys for outstanding work. Jonathan works for Meyer Darragh, a Pittsburgh based law firm located in the US Steel Tower. Jonathan is a Junior Partner and provides legal services including business law, real estate and construction law, estate planning and probate, debt collection, litigation and insurance defense.  Jonathan delivers timely and skilled legal solutions to accomplish his clients' goals and objectives. Feel free to call Jonathan today for a consultation regarding your legal issues.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 1 ...

Location

Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenk & Eck, PLLC
U.S. Steel Tower, Suite 4850
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2702

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alex M. Ladzinski | December 5, 2020
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Effective Business Attorney
I am the owner of a an existing small private that need to form a LLC business and needed to hire an attorney to update the legal documents. I hired Attorney Jonathan to represent my company's interests. Jonathan is a thoughtful and knowledgeable lawyer who was able to provide the necessary updates and suggest ways to protect my company. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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COVID-19 Compliance for Non Profit Organization
Attorney McCloskey updated our legal documents for COVID-19. He wrote new by-laws, membership agreements & member/guest waivers to help minimize our potential liability exposure for COVID-19 issues. He helped our organization work through the COVID pandemic with best practices for daily operations. Impressive help!
Posted by Maria | October 8, 2020
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Jonathan McCloskey, Esq -BRIGHT, INDUSTRIOUS, CREATIVE!
I was a co-owner of a business and realized I was getting cheated. I hired Jonathan and he filed a lawsuit to represent my interests. Jonathan is a “street smart” and creative lawyer who was able to work the court system to get me fair compensation. He took the time to review my case from all angles -going through it with a fine comb and provided me with great advice and an education regarding the complexities of my challenging situation. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Rebecca | December 5, 2020
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Helpful real estate assistance
I hired Attorney Jonathan McCloskey when a dispute came up regarding a prior real estate transaction of mine. Attorney McCloskey was responsive and reliable, delivering results that I am pleased with at affordable rates.
Posted by John | December 1, 2020
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Responsive and Reliable Business Lawyer
Attorney Jonathan McCloskey represented me when my former employer accused me of violating a non-compete provision of my employment agreement. Attorney McCloskey is a highly skilled and effective lawyer who delivered excellent results in my case!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2020
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Helpful and Responsive Attorney
I needed to review and negotiate terms of my employment contract. Attorney Jonathan McCloskey responded to my request and red-lined the offer, alerting me to important provisions in the agreement. I was able to reply with confidence, knowing that it was evaluated for legal content by a professional. Thank you Jonathan for your quick and helpful response!
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Posted by Preston | October 19, 2019
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Huge Help! Jonathan was a major help in reviewing my documents for my first home purchase
I found Jonathan online and had no prior knowledge or experience of him or his services. I am a new home buyer and I wanted to have an experienced attorney review the documents I was planning on signing to make sure I knew what I was getting in to. I called Jonathan's office and he was able to answer my initiation questions very quickly. I immediately hired him to review and advise me on my home purchase. He gave me a lot of really good advice and he was genuinely fun to talk to. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal advice or counsel. I know that I will seek his assistance again if I find myself in need of a real estate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2019
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Home Had Defects & Attorney Won Settlement
We bought a home with defects that we didn't know about. The property had issues with the foundation which led to water problems. The home builder initially denied our warranty claim. We hired Jonathan McCloskey to handle the home warranty dispute. He did a great job preparing our case & was able to get an excellent settlement for us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
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Emergency Estate Planning
All I can say is that Jonathan McCloskey helped me in a time of great need. A family member had a medical emergency and was in the ICU at the hospital. They had no Will, Power of Attorney or Health Care Directive. I reached out to Jonathan and he quickly walked me through everything that had to be done, preparing the documents at short notice. I highly recommend Jonathan and would not hesitate to refer friends and acquaintances to him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2018
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Great Help!
I was searching for an attorney who would handle my mother's estate well without sugar coating the entire process, and Jonathan did just that! He was very straightforward with me and worked diligently to ensure that everything my mother wanted was set in place for her before she passed.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2022
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Excellent real estate lawyer
Jonathan helped me close on a sale of real estate. Proficient and detailed oriented lawyer who negotiated great terms for me. Would recommend!
Posted by Alexis | August 4, 2022
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Slam Dunk Business Lawyer
Jonathan represented me at trial in an employment contract dispute. He received a great outcome! Very detail oriented, concise and articulate trial lawyer. Would recommend!
Posted by Bill | June 10, 2022
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Great Trial Lawyer
Jonathan represented me over a contract dispute and did an excellent job in trial!
Posted by Judi | October 6, 2021
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Great Attorney and caring individual.
Jonathan has been very supportive, sympathetic and responsive to my brother's (Bob Armstrong) needs as well as the families'. He has gone above and beyond the normal attorney-client relationship by giving my brother rides to appointments and bringing staff (notary & witnesses) to facilitate the process of extricating my brother from a damaging relationship with his son.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Skillful and Results-Driven Lawyer
Jonathan helped my family and I navigate a difficult financial dispute by provided banking and auditing legal assistance to fix the situation. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
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Creative Problem Solver with Street-Smart Advocacy Skills
I become embroiled in a complicated contract dispute and hired Attorney Jonathan McCloskey to assist me. I have found Jonathan to be a skilled advocate who used creative litigation tactics to turn the situation around in my favor. I am also pleased with his level of responsiveness and have found his fees to be reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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Timely Real Estate Law help
Jonathan assisted me in a real estate law matter, researched my case and represented me in the hearing. I am very pleased with the outcome!
Posted by Dan | March 5, 2021
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Creative problem solver
Helped me navigate some complex issues around tax assessment and delivered a great result.
Posted by Joshua | February 14, 2021
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Fantastic Contract Negotiator!
A government entity approached me with an offer to buy my real estate parcels and sent a long and confusing proposed sales contract. I hired Jonathan to represent my interests. Jonathan helped me make sense of their proposal and negotiated for a number of edits and concessions to help protect my interests and minimize my liability risks. I highly recommend Jonathan – he provided quick turnaround on the work, affordable rates, and great results!
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
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Commercial Litigation - Great Result!
I hired Jonathan to represent my construction company regarding an equipment leasing contract dispute. Jonathan was able to negotiate a strong settlement for my company. Great result!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-295 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenk & Eck, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Edgar Snyder & Associates
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Court of Common Pleas, Washington County
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Kisner Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney Abstractor
  • Burns White, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Court Of Common Pleas Of Allegheny County
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington & Jefferson College Pre-Law Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Milton D. Rosenburg Scholarship Fund
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
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Publications

  • PennPRIME Risk Management Conference
  • Understanding Pennsylvania's Heart & Lung Act - The Law and Process
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • American Law Firm Association, Business Litigation
  • Commercial Contract Negotiations
  • 2019
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Drone Use and Potential Liability
  • 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference
  • Civil Litigation Section Update
  • 2018
  • A Day on Real Estate
  • Real Property Legal Issues
  • 2018
  • Area High Schools
  • Stepping Out Program for High School Seniors
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (22)
Endorse Jonathan
Real estate Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is always diligent, well-prepared, and client-focused. He is skilled in negotiation and in the courtroom and conducts himself ethically and with the utmost professionalism."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is detail oriented and thorough in his representation of his clients. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Jonathan McCloskey. He is a hard-working, capable and energetic attorney. He combines solid research skills with effective writing, communication and negotiation skills to provide powerful and effective advocacy on behalf of his clients for strong results."
Business Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan brings an added layer of skill set to the firm, with business formation and organization. Many businesses don't take the time at their inception to cover all of their legal bases, because, after all, that's not what most entrepreneurs are passionate about. Make sure you're starting on a solid foundation by consulting with Mr. McCloskey first."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He and I attended law school together and now work in similar areas of the law. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients. Jonathan is very knowledgeable of the law and posses strong analytical, writing and communication skills."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan has learned civil litigation from the best minds in Washington and Allegheny Counties."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with Jonathan and served in Professional Organizations with him. He's diligent attorney who knows the importance of teamwork. I endorse Jonathan."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jonathan for a couple of years through his work as a judicial clerk in Washington County. I always found his insight, research, and knowledge of the law to be impeccable. I have no doubts that those skills will translate well into advocacy and the courtroom."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of going to law school with Jonathan. I have also had the opportunity to be opposing counsel on cases with Jonathan. He has always been well prepared, knowledgeable and dedicated to obtaining the best results for his client."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan was a law school classmate and colleague of mine. I know firsthand his passion for the law and exceptional professionalism will provide any client with the representation they need."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Jonathan. I went to law school with Jonathan and know him very well. He is a talented, diligent, and hardworking trial lawyer. Jonathan is an excellent negotiator and possesses strong communication and writing skills. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to - a great combination for clients."
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