Jonathan Tew is a shareholder admitted to the state bars of Nevada and Illinois.
He is also admitted to the the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jon’s practice generally focuses on business law and contracts, commercial real estate and complex litigation.
Business Law and Contracts
A considerable portion of Jon’s clients are start-up or early-stage companies for whom Jon provides general counsel and contract services. However, Jon regularly helps his business clients throughout the lifecycle of their business, from: setting up corporations and limited-liability companies – including Series LLCs; preparing and reviewing contracts - including IP agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and purchase and sale agreements; and acquisitions – whether on the buyer-side or seller-side.
Jon also represents clients who regularly contract with state and other government regulatory agencies. This includes reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and helping clients submit exceptions and alternative contract terms.
“You will never be excellent just doing what is expected. It’s exceeding expectations that leads to excellence.”
Commercial Real Estate
Jon represents both commercial landlords and tenants and assists with lease negotiations, lease preparation and review, addressing or defending against defaults, and assisting with or helping to prevent evictions or lease forfeitures.
Jon is an accomplished litigator who prides himself on understanding complex factual and legal issues quickly and efficiently. Jon handles and defends against requests for TROs and preliminary injunctions, which, by their nature, require attorneys to provide immediate and intensive assistance to clients.
As a Reno native, Jon graduated from Reno High before attending University of Southern California.
He graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and a second Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures. He received a master’s degree from Harvard University in 2004 and his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2007.
Jon has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013 through 2019. He was also featured in Nevada Business Magazine as one of Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017, as chosen by his peers, and has earned an AVVO 10.0 superb rating. He finds particular satisfaction in providing businesses and business-owners with the legal tools to promote growth and profitability, preventing disputes before they happen, and resolving disputes as cost-effectively as possible.
Jon is currently a member of the Washoe County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. He was previously an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. A father of three daughters, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching girls’ softball, and – time permitting - playing tournament golf with the Lakeridge Men’s Golf Club and the Prospector’s Club.