Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1993
  • New York, 1993


  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, B.A., 1989
  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, J.D., 1992
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, LL.M., 1993

Professional Association

  • Erie County Bar Association (Tax Committee chair 2002–2004)
  • School of Management Graduate Tax Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, Instructor, 1999 & 2001
  • Buffalo Institute on Taxation, co-chair, 2002–2004
  • Western New York International Association, board member, Financial Planning, 1996–1997
  • Buffalo Institute, Lecturer, Taxation, 1995–2005
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Greater Buffalo Partnership Small Business Council, board member, 1996–1997
  • Greater Buffalo Partnership Small Business Advocacy Center, chair, 1996–1997

Community Involvement

  • Weinberg Campus, board member, 2009–present
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, board member, 1995–present & treasurer, 2004–present
  • Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, President of the Board of Trustees' Executive Committee, 2022-present

Professional Recognition

  • Selected by New York Super Lawyers Upstate List, 2013–2023
  • Buffalo Business First 40 Under Forty, 2006
  • Selected by Best Lawyers in America, 2013–2024

Jonathan D. Schechter’s practice and experience includes business counseling and corporate law, commercial real estate and financing, estates, trusts, taxation and cross-border and business tax planning. Using his in-depth knowledge of tax law, he assists owners of both publicly traded and closely held businesses with their legal needs as well as their personal estate planning.

Jonathan provides day-to-day counsel and representation 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 clients in a simple, thorough and cost-efficient manner.