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Nathaniel E. Jones, Jr.

410-385-5240
NJones@JonesAssociatesLaw.com

 
 

Nathaniel Jones advises and represents clients on all aspects of business and commercial law, and business and commercial litigation. 

Mr. Jones, in his business and commercial law practice, provides consultation, advice and legal representation to clients with respect to the broad range of business transactions, including business, asset and real property acquisitions and sales; and, debt, equity and other financings.  In doing so, Mr. Jones utilizes the different disciplines that must be marshaled in complex transactions, including commercial, tax, intellectual property, ERISA, real estate, and environmental law, to provide comprehensive assessments, evaluations and recommendations to clients regarding due diligence and the structuring and negotiation of the transactions that best satisfy the objectives of the client.

Mr. Jones also advises and represents clients in the numerous types of business financings, including asset acquisitions, working capital, lines of credit, and capital infusion.

He also advises and represents clients on the wide range of business law issues, including the formation and dissolution of business entities, including corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships; and, the various related organization document issues, including provisions relating to management, control, non-compete, transfer restrictions, buyout, and capital contribution conditions and requirements.

Mr. Jones also advises and represents business clients as outside general counsel, particularly  closely held businesses, regarding the various business and legal issues inevitably encountered on a regular basis, and with respect to the various and variety of disputes which arise during the course of the client’s business, including the negotiation and settlement, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation, if necessary, of disputes and claims.

Mr. Jones, in his business and commercial litigation practice, provides consultation, advice and legal representation to clients with respect to the broad range of business and commercial litigation matters, including complex litigation.  He is particularly experienced in litigation matters involving contract disputes and business torts, including civil fraud, and including claims and disputes arising out of business and asset sale and acquisition transactions; management agreements; lease agreements; stockholder, member, partnership, and joint venture agreements; non-competition agreements; employment agreements; vendor agreements; and, contractor agreements.

Mr. Jones practices in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level, and has represented clients and litigated cases in many areas of his practice outside the State of Maryland, including in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.

Mr. Jones has been a member of the Maryland Bar for more than 35 years.

Prior to organizing Jones & Associates in 1995, Mr. Jones was a partner at the law firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard for four and one-half years in the Business Law Division of the firm.  Mr. Jones’ principal area of practice was corporation, partnership and business law, particularly, business and asset sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, real property development and commercial leasing, and as general counsel to closely held corporations and other business entities.

From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Jones was with the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, in its Corporate Department, where he became a partner of the firm in 1988.  At Miles & Stockbridge, Mr. Jones’ principal area of practice was also corporation, partnership and business law.

From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Jones served as a Captain in the United States Air Force as a member of The Judge Advocates General Corps.  During his military career, Mr. Jones was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; and, Headquarters, Military Justice Division, Washington, D.C.; and, handled numerous criminal and civil military matters.

Mr. Jones is a long time resident of Baltimore City, Maryland, where he received his primary and secondary education.  Mr. Jones is and has been involved in a number of professional and civic organizations, and is and has been a member of the board of directors for a number of nonprofit organizations, including, among others, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Maryland Legal Services Corporation, Associated Black Charities, Inc., Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Inc., United Way of Central Maryland, Inc., Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Foundations, Inc., Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc., and Judicial Nominating Commission for Baltimore City.
 

  Practice Areas
            •   Business and Commercial Law
                    •   Business Transactions
                    •   Financings
                    •   Real Estate Development
                    •   Franchise Law
            •   Outside General Counsel
            •   Business and Commercial Litigation
                    •   Complex Litigation
                    •   General Business Litigation

 Bar Admissions
            •   Maryland

 Court Admissions
            •   U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
            •   U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
            •   U. S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
            •   U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland

            •   U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
            •   Court of Appeals of Maryland

 Education
            •   J.D., Stanford University School of Law, 1976
                    •   Stanford Law Review
            •   M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1973
                    •   President, MBA Student Association
            •   B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1971

 Memberships
            •   Maryland State Bar Association
            •   National Bar Association
            •   American Bar Association
            •   The Bar Association of Baltimore City
            •   Monumental City Bar Association

 


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