Jonathan Gold Joins Michael Best & Friedrich as Partner


Michael Best is pleased to announce that Jonathan L. Gold has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He will focus his practice on complex financial restructuring matters, as well as creditors’ rights litigation.

“Jon is a talented attorney, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring him on board,” said Ann Ustad Smith, Chair of the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. “His more than 20 years of experience in creditors’ rights and complex financial restructuring matters will strengthen our Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Workout team.”

Gold joins the firm from LeClairRyan, where he was a member of the firm’s bankruptcy practice group. In addition to creditors’ rights and restructurings, he also has extensive experience with bankruptcy litigation and state court litigation in the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia courts. His clients include official committees of unsecured creditors, secured lenders, purchasers of bankruptcy estate assets and bankruptcy trustees in the automotive, real estate, construction and retail industries, among others.

“Jon has deep ties within the local business community and is a highly regarded litigator in the region, which will certainly bolster the office’s business development efforts,” said Kevin M. Barner, D.C. Office Managing Partner.

As noted above, Gold litigates on behalf of clients in the bankruptcy courts as well as local state courts. These matters involve, among others, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, disputes concerning executory contracts and unexpired leases, and state court collection matters.

Gold earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law where he was an Associate Executive Editor at the Law Review, and his B.S. from the University of Maryland-College Park, College of Business and Management.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Best is a leading law firm providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national, and global basis. The firm has more than 250 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Missoula, Montana; Midvale and Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Michael Best’s core practice areas include: Banking & Financial Services; Corporate & Transactional; Energy Law; Environmental & Natural Resources; Government Relations & Public Policy; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment Relations; Litigation; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; and Tax. For more information, visit

It's on us. Share your news here.

Submit your stories and articles to citybizlist today.