Jonathan S. Berck

Special Counsel
Newburgh, New York USA

Jonathan S. Berck joined Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC in August of 2020 as a member of CMR’s transactional team.

He has practiced in numerous fields, including intellectual property, joint ventures, government relations, project finance, and in industries as diverse as real estate, oil and gas, art, insurance, life settlements, telecommunications, agriculture and banking.

Jon has been based in New York, Washington, Frankfurt and London, representing foreign and domestic clients in diverse jurisdictions, such as the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Kenya, to name but a few.

Jon is fluent in German.

In addition to his legal practice, Jon is an avid guitar and bass enthusiast, collector, and amateur musician.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Art Law
  • Life Settlements
  • Captive Insurance
  • Trustee and Escrow Services

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • England & Wales (Solicitor)
  • Germany (US law only)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. cum laude
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    M.A. in European History
  • University of Tübingen, Germany
    Fulbright Scholarship
  • Swarthmore College
    B.A. with Highest Honors