Jonathan H. Gardner

Partner

Mr. Gardner is a Partner with the Firm. His practice areas include corporate and securities law, commercial transactions, private placements, venture capital financing and business acquisitions and combinations. He represents private and public companies as their general counsel, securities compliance counsel and in connection with specific transactions. 

Mr. Gardner is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”) where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee. DASNY provides construction, financing and associated services for public and non-profit universities, healthcare facilities and other New York State-related institutions. Founded in 1944, DASNY is one of the largest higher education, health care and public-purpose municipal bond issuers in the country.

Mr. Gardner is a former adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo Law School where he taught courses in corporate and securities law for seven years. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League. Mr Gardner is a former board member and pro bono counsel to the Michigan Street Preservation Corporation which owns and operates the Nash House Museum on Nash Street in Buffalo, NY. He also is pro bono counsel to The Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo which, among other things, owns and operates a Jazz Museum in downtown Buffalo.

Mr. Gardner received a B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1981 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984. Mr. Gardner is admitted to the state bars of New York and Massachusetts. He is consistently listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Superlawyers.”

 

Academic Background

  • B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1981
  • J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”)
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee of DASNY
  • Board of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League

Listed Publications

  • “Best Lawyers in America”
  • “Superlawyers.”
Contact Information

Phone: 716-845-6000 ext. 203
jgardner@kavinokycook.com
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