Jonathan is a Director of Harris Freidman and is a specialist commercial lawyer with over 40 years’ experience. His caring and empathetic approach means he has managed to retain some of his clients for over a decade! We also think he has fabulous grey hair.
Jonathan is a trusted advisor to numerous families, business entrepreneurs and start-ups. He also helps families to plan and document the transfer of family assets and the passing of control of family entities to the next generation while at all times protecting the assets.
When asked why he decided to become a lawyer Jonathan said, “I hated blood and enjoy meeting and being trusted by clients on a day to day basis.”
Jonathan has well-known expertise in helping families with a vulnerable or disabled family member, allowing them to plan ahead. He regularly speaks on estate planning to disability groups, including Cerebral Palsy Australia, Down Syndrome Australia, Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) and local Councils. He is Chair of Woodbury School.
In his spare time, Jonathan is happily married to Robyn and has four kids (including his labradoodle, Chilli). He also gave up trying to catch a big fish and enjoys Pilates and surf skiing (not in the surf!).