Jonathan Pisha

Partner
  • 4416 East West Highway
  • Fourth Floor
  • Bethesda, MD
  • 20814
Phone: (301) 634-3166
Fax: (301) 986-1301

Don’t let Jonathan Pisha’s down-to-earth and pleasant personality mislead you. When a negotiation is at its most critical point and he needs to counter opposing counsel, he is as tough as they come in securing a resolution in his client’s best interest.

Jonathan’s reputation for being friendly yet formidable has served him well in successfully advising clients in sophisticated and sizeable business transactions across a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and lending, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy and infrastructure, gaming, manufacturing, information technology and business services.  An expertise in finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and real estate makes him uniquely qualified to understand and appreciate all sides of complex legal issues in order to achieve timely and positive outcomes for his clients.  His high ethical standards and professionalism have allowed him to stay true to his core principles while simultaneously enjoying the opportunity to help clients achieve their personal and business goals and to grow and prosper.

Prior to joining Selzer Gurvitch, Jonathan worked for nine years as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at American Capital (ACAS), a Bethesda-based publicly traded private equity firm, where he represented ACAS and its portfolio companies in corporate law matters, with an emphasis on leveraged finance and M&A. He also spent several years with the prominent DC firm of Hogan Lovells, where his practice focused on corporate finance, M&A and real estate matters, and he began his legal career at the Wall Street firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, representing major investment banks.

After earning his B.A. in Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Jonathan received his J.D. (with Honors) from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is currently admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York, and his admission to the Maryland Bar is pending.

  • PRACTICE AREAS
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    • Corporate/Business
    • Banking/Lender Representation
    • Real Estate.
  • EDUCATION
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    • The George Washington University Law School, D.C., 2003, J.D. With Honors
    • The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO,  1999, B.A. Environmental Policy
  • ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
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    • District of Columbia Bar – 2007
    • New York State Bar – 2004
    • Maryland Bar – pending
  • OTHER
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    • District of Columbia Bar Association member
    • New York State Bar Association member

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