With more than 20 years of experience melding business, law and politics, Jon is an accomplished legislative and municipal lobbyist and maintains a multi-jurisdictional practice on issues including taxation, economic and urban development, commercial real estate, healthcare, and education. Jon also appears before regulatory bodies and works with state and local economic development officials to analyze, recognize, and capture opportunities for economic development incentives. He provides clients with active representation before multiple state legislatures throughout the year, including during regular, veto and special sessions, and during all legislative interim committees.
As no other governmental body has a greater impact on the day-to-day lives of its constituents than a local municipality, Jon also maintains a constant presence and provides a strong voice with municipal government. His municipal practice includes monitoring of all relevant municipal agendas; live attendance at hearings; drafting of ordinances and amendments; lobbying to promote fiscal and policy interests; and more. Jon’s business acumen, broad legal experience and political savvy are a combination routinely drawn upon by business associations, governments, and clients. In addition to his government relations work, he has served as an Executive Member of the City of Las Vegas’ Economic Development Steering Committee, the Las Vegas Medical District Advisory Board, and the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance.
Jon served as an intern for U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, followed by a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. Jon is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Nevada, and a registered lobbyist in several other states. He has been a partner with national and global law firms and was general counsel for a tradeshow and exposition company with more than 12 million square feet of showroom space and more than $1 billion in assets. Throughout his career, Jon has been appointed to numerous committees tasked with reforming tax codes and various business ordinances, including reforming Clark County’s planning application and permitting process for commercial development, reforming Nevada’s live entertainment tax and composing wholesale revisions to municipal code provisions allowing off-premise signage on specified commercial properties. Jon is a member of the American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. Jon has been honored with various awards including Best Lawyers in America® for Team Member, and Team Member, Government Relations Law Firm of the Year. He was also listed in Vegas Inc. for ‘Top Lawyers’ for General Practice in 2013. Jon has been rated AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, and has maintained this rating for nearly a decade.
Jon is an annual participant in the Hustle Up the Hancock, a race in Chicago, IL that benefits the Respiratory Health Association, and is a USA Hockey CEP Certified Level 4 ice hockey coach.