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Jonathan Stuart Deem

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 7 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 7 years
    West Virginia - WV 17 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2016
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2006
    Active Attorney - Current No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Experienced with all common forms of business agreements including labor and employment, sales, nondisclosure agreements, partnership agreements and limited liability company agreements

    17 years, 200 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Experienced with the formation and governance of corporations and limited liability companies in several jurisdictions including Delaware

    17 years, 50 cases

  3. Litigation
    Specializing in complex commercial and business trials and arbitration

    17 years, 50 cases

  4. Commercial real estate
    Representing buyers and sellers of commercial real estate including mixed use retail, office buildings, warehouses, heavy industry, oil and gas property and mineral property transactions

    17 years, 20 cases

  5. Debt and lending agreements
    Experienced with negotiating and preparing promissory notes, loan agreements and security agreements

    20 cases

Delivering high-quality business and real estate services quickly, efficiently and at competitive rates. Call for a free consultation.

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Bailey & Glasser LLP
1054 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20007

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Posted by Richard | April 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Incredible Acquisitions Attorney
Jonathan has helped us for many years with complex business transactions. He spends the necessary time on critical issues and has the experience to fly through others. He has saved us countless hours and dollars by keeping us one step ahead of our opponents legal team. We owe Jonathan for our business success and rapid growth.
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Posted by Eddie | April 10, 2017
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Review of Jonathan Deem
Jonathan is an excellent person to have on your team. His work ethic is unmatched and his knowledge of the issues is always complete. All of this is great and necessary in a good lawyer, but where Jonathan separates himself from many others is in his service to his clients. He makes me feel as if I am his only client. He is immediate in responding to every request I make and always beats the deadlines, with his No. 1 goal always being taking total care of his client. He takes care of almost all of our company's corporate work, is so easy to work with, always LISTENS to my comments and then works with me to figure out what is best for me. Top notch.
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Posted by Trey | April 7, 2017
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Corporate Lawyer
I have utilized Mr. Deem on 7-10 corporate engagements over the last 18 months. Each engagement was complex with multiple counter-parties and jurisdictions and included acquisitions, divestitures, public and private refinancings, contract negotiations, and regulatory processes requiring Mr. Deem to utilize both his personal expertise as well as liaise with subject matter experts within his firm and outside firms. The four traits Mr. Deem consistently exhibits which keep our firm coming back to him - accuracy, flexibility, responsiveness. and directness. Accuracy -- speaks for itself Flexibility -- lays out a range of options with explanations for the pros and cons of each option from our vantage. Responsiveness -- typically develops a work product in a matter of days where other firms we work with take weeks to formulate a response. Directness -- most firms will not give a straight answer, everything has caveats. Mr. Deem answers in more definitive terms such as "your position affords you x rights, the other side will take y position, and any disagreement will be argued z way with the judge ruling based on ...." We have a great deal of faith in Mr. Deem's counsel and will continue to use his services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Senior Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Jonathan has assisted me with various transactional projects over the last 4 years. He is thorough and detailed in his work product; curious (interested in understanding why/how a particular issue impacts the business); and, always meets deadlines. Jonathan has a broad range of expertise and demonstrates excellent judgment, i.e. he knows what he knows and what he doesn't know. He is confident in the areas where he has experience and goes the extra mile to understand areas where he doesn't have prior experience. Best of all, Jonathan is not a typical lawyer. He is a pleasure to work with and a lot of fun.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bailey & Glasser, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chief of Staff/Senior Advisor
  • U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, III
  • 2010 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • Governor Joe Manchin, III (WV)
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Governor Joe Manchin, III (WV)
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Jackson Kelly PLLC
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • West Virginia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Foresight Energy Out-of-Court Restructuring
  • The transaction succesfully closed on August 30, 2016
  • Kameron Collieries ULC - Acquisition of Donkin Coal Mine
  • Closed successfully
  • Foresight Energy IPO
  • Successfully completed June 18, 2014
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  • Georgetown Business Association
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Elite Trial Lawyers
  • National Law Journal
  • 2016
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2016
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide
  • 2015
  • Generation Next: 40 under 40
  • State Journal (WV)
  • 2010
  • Order of the Coif
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 2006
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  • West Virginia Coal Law
  • Negotiating Key Provisions of Coal Leases
  • 2014
  • West Virginia Law Review
  • Freedom of the Press Box: Classifying High School Athletes Under the Gertz Public Figure Doctrine
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • West Virginia Coal Law
  • Transportation Contracts
  • 2014
  • Guest Lecturer
  • The Legislative Process
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Jonathan
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan isn't just a fantastically responsive lawyer who knows the law and his way around deals cold, he's also a great person who's excellent to work with. His practical approach to problem solving is evidenced by the number of long-term and repeat clients on his roster. I'd recommend him for any corporate or commercial matters."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jonathan is an asset to his clients. He is hardworking and has a meticulous attention to detail. His knowledge of corporate and transactional law has no parallel. I have worked with Jonathan on several matters and will continue to do so. Without hesitation, I endorse Jonathan's skills as a business attorney and wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone faced with a complicated business transaction."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan and I worked together on a very complicated transaction. He proved to be one of the most talented, thoughtful, smart and detail-oriented attorneys I have ever come across."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the privilege of working with Jonathan in a public service position. In addition to being a position of public trust, that experience inevitably required a lawyer to be well-versed (or become well-versed in short periods of time) in a wide variety of legal areas and public policy. In each instance, Jonathan employed his considerable intellect, ethical standards, and judgement on behalf of our client, attributes that now serve him well in the private practice of law. Without hesitation, I offer my endorsement."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a lawyer's lawyer; hard working and diligent, outstanding technically, and thoughtful in analysis and approach. He has the highest level of integrity and is a pleasure to work with. Simply, a true professional."

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Washington Contracts and agreements Lawyer Jonathan Stuart Deem
Jonathan Stuart Deem
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 17 years
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