Jonathan S. Liss

Jonathan S. Liss

Director, Business & Commercial Litigation

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Mr. Liss leads the Corporate Governance and General Equity Litigation Team at Gibbons. His practice is focused on resolving complex business and corporate disputes with an emphasis on shareholder and corporate governance disputes, trust and estate litigation, business torts, commercial contract disputes, and general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various matters at the trial and appellate levels in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He strives to find creative, cost-effective solutions to solve clients’ problems in the most efficient way.

Mr. Liss has handled numerous lawsuits involving business divorces and business breakups, contract disputes, commercial leases and other real estate development disputes, and estate disputes and will contests. He represents clients in various industries, including real estate, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and trucking, among others.

Areas of Focus

Intra-Business Disputes and Corporate Divorces

Mr. Liss has represented clients in all types of corporate divorces and intra-business disputes, including disputes among shareholders, partners, and members of limited liability companies. In addition to representing clients in litigation, Mr. Liss has counseled clients on managing their businesses during such disputes. He has worked with various experts in the course of handling such litigation, including forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, and business valuation experts.

Chancery Courts and Injunction Practice

A vast majority of Mr. Liss’s practice involves emergent and expedited business and probate litigation before the Chancery Courts of the state of New Jersey.

Real Estate Litigation/Real Estate Development

Mr. Liss regularly represents developers, owners, and contractors in multiple real estate development projects and complex commercial lease disputes.

Contractual and Business Disputes

Mr. Liss regularly represents large corporations, as well as small- and medium-sized, closely held companies, in all facets of business and contract disputes.



New York University School of Law (J.D.)

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business (B.S.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Ronald D. Castille, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Philadelphia, PA

Civic/Charitable Activities

Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey
Board of Trustees (2010-present)
Chair, Governance Committee (2022-present)
Chair, Unified Allocations Committee (2020-2022)
Chair, Security Committee (2016-2020)
Chair, Budget and Finance Committee (2013-2016)
Chair, Young Leadership Division (2011-2013)

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey
Vice President (2022-present)
Board of Trustees (2018-present)

Golda Och Academy
Board of Trustees (2014-2017)