Jon Wilkinson

600 State Street Suite 6
Portsmouth, NH 03801, United States

Practice/Organization Description

Jon Wilkinson's practice focuses on corporate law, commercial real estate, municipal matters, and green building. He serves as counsel to a wide variety of corporations and individuals, including engineers and architects, developers, and technology companies. Prior to Wilkinson Law Offices, he spent five years as in-house counsel for national environmental engineering leader Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. He is the editor of the New England Green Building Law Blog (http://newenglandgreenbuildinglaw.blogspot.com/) and the New Hampshire Business Law Blog (http://nhblb.blogspot.com/).

His experience includes:

Commercial and Corporate Transactions

* Drafting and negotiating client, vendor, and subcontractor agreements covering professional services, the purchase of goods and materials, joint ventures, software licensing, and employment, including successfully negotiating agreements with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies, as well as commercial and industrial entities ranging from sole proprietorships to fortune 500 companies.

* Assisting with clients with corporate formations, including filing incorporation documents and foreign corporation registrations, drafting operating and partnership agreements, creating articles of incorporation and bylaws, and obtaining professional licenses. Working with buyers, sellers, and lenders on business purchase and sales, including providing guidance on the legal and financial structuring of such deals.

Real Estate and Property Matters

* Drafting condominium documents for residential and commercial condominiums.

* Drafting and negotiating commercial leases.

* Assisted clients and project teams with zoning and permitting issues.

Municipal Matters

* Providing legal review for project teams drafting requests for proposals (RFPs) on behalf of municipal clients.

* Providing legal research assistance to engineers representing municipal clients subject to state and federal regulatory action.

Support to Environmental, Engineering, and Construction Project Teams

* Providing guidance to project teams on various laws, including RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, and CAA regulations; municipal bidding and construction laws; building codes; OSHA regulations; and federal and state Freedom of Information Acts.

* Supplying legal assistance to environmental engineering and consulting teams on property transfers, including due diligence for property purchases and mergers and acquisitions, and negotiations with regulatory agencies.

* Participating in drafting and revising construction contract documents.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

* Serving as counsel for commercial and contract litigation, including fee disputes, design malpractice, and employment litigation.

* Working with clients on a variety of commercial and business disputes in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Intellectual Property and Technology

* Assisting engineering project teams with various intellectual property issues, including patent and trade secret issues.

* Creating data collection policies and drafted privacy policies for Internet sites.

* Drafting policies protecting company trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

* Negotiating service level agreements with Internet service and software applications providers.

* Assisting corporations in asserting the intellectual property rights against former employees

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

New York

Federal District Court - New Hampshire

Education

B.S. University of California at Berkeley, 1994

J.D. Pace University School of Law, 1999

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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