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Jonathan D. Schechter

Jonathan D. Schechter

Contact Information

Phone:
716-854-4300, x 264
416-221-5600 (Toronto)
866-893-2003 (Toll-Free)

Fax:
716-854-2787

Areas of Practice

  • Business Counseling & Corporate Law
  • Real Estate & Finance
  • Wills
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Taxation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1993
  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1993
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1993
  • Foreign Legal Consultant in Ontario, Canada

 

Jonathan D. Schechter is a 1992 graduate of the Detroit College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate and a 1993 graduate of the Boston University School of Law where he earned a Masters of Law in Taxation. His practice and expertise includes business counseling and corporate law, commercial real estate and financing, estates, trusts, taxation and cross-border and business tax planning. As a result of Jonathan's Masters of Tax Law, he has been able to represent both publicly traded and closely held businesses their owners with their legal needs as well as their personal estate planning.

Jonathan has provided day to day counsel and representation and to publicly traded companies, small business enterprises, charter schools and not-for-profits on a wide variety of legal matters. He prides himself in providing services to his clients in a simple and yet thorough and cost efficient manner.

 



Education

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
LL.M. - 1993
Major: Taxation

Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
J.D. - 1992

State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
B.A. - 1989

Honors & Awards

Selected for Best Lawyers in America, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Honoree for Business First's 40 Under Forty, 2006

Selected for New York Super Lawyers Upstate List, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Associations

New York State Bar Association, Member
Erie County Bar Association, Chair, Tax Committee, 2002 - 2004

Buffalo Institute on Taxation, Co-Chair, 2002 - 2004

Greater Buffalo Partnership Small Business Advocacy Center, Chair, 1996 - 1997

Greater Buffalo Partnership Small Business Council, Board Member, 1996 - 1997

Western New York International Association, Board Member, Financial Planning, 1996 - 1997

Lectures

Instructor, School of Management Graduate Tax Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999

Instructor, School of Management Graduate Tax Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001

Lecturer, Taxation, Buffalo Institute, 1995 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

Weinberg Campus, Board Member, 2009 - Present

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Board Member, 1995 - Present

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Treasurer, 2004 - Present