Jonathan Holtz focuses on the defense of professional liability claims, including real estate and insurance professionals, with a concentration in accounting and legal malpractice. Jonathan also represents clients in investigations by federal, state and local agencies, as well as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, business planning and dispute resolution. He also handles complex commercial and business litigation. Jonathan provides pre-litigation risk management services to clients to avoid extensive and costly litigation. In addition to defending professionals, Jonathan represents and counsels business owners and companies, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, transactions, contract issues, employment issues, and other general business law matters. Jonathan also handles general liability matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as trusts and estates matters.
In defending legal malpractice claims, Jonathan has successfully defended attorneys in a wide range of underlying matters, including matrimonial, residential and commercial real estate transactions, personal injury, estates and trusts administration and planning, and commercial litigation cases.
In defending accounting malpractice claims, Jonathan has successfully defended accountants in a wide range of attestation services, tax, audit, consulting and expert services. Jonathan represents accountants in investigations by federal, state and local agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy.
Jonathan also has experience in public entity, premises liability, medical malpractice and environmental defense, as well as complex insurance coverage work.
Jonathan has been certified as an emergency medical technician and was a former volunteer first responder with the Tuckahoe Volunteer First Aid Squad. During law school, he worked for a solo practitioner who represented plaintiffs in tort actions, and a mid-sized insurance defense firm, practicing in New Jersey and New York.
After law school, Jonathan served as law clerk to the Honorable Alfonse J. Cifelli, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County, Law Division, where he was certified in mediation and conciliation.