Jonathan Ball is a real estate, corporate and litigation lawyer with broad legal and business experience. He represents clients in real estate acquisitions and development projects; joint ventures and financings; land use approvals; environmental litigation; corporate formation, structuring and transactions; and business litigation. He also serves as outside general counsel to several clients, advising on both transactional and litigation matters.
Before forming Ball Law Corporation, Jonathan worked as a real estate associate in the New York offices of Cleary, Gottlieb and of Fried Frank, clerked for a federal judge in San Francisco, and worked as a consulting attorney at Sanger & Olson, a San Francisco boutique real estate and environmental law firm.
On the business side, Jonathan worked as a real estate developer at Boymelgreen Developers in New York City, where he managed large development projects, including the redevelopment a 1.1 million square-foot building directly across the street from the NYSE.
Jonathan is admitted to practice law in New York and California. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in Art History, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and Master of Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Thomas O’Brien is a corporate and litigation attorney with extensive in-house and law firm experience managing legal affairs associated with business development, advertising, software and content licensing, employment, publishing, privacy and regulatory compliance in the Internet and technology industries – both domestically and in emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Russia, Brazil, Africa, and the Middle East. Tom’s corporate experience is complemented by experience with class actions and intellectual property litigation.
Prior to joining Ball Law Corporation, Tom worked as Assistant General Counsel for Monster Worldwide, Inc. (parent company of Monster.com) in New York; corporate associate at Wollmuth Maher & Deutch LP (a boutique firm founded by Davis Polk alumni to focus on venture law for internet startups) in New York; and Of Counsel for the corporate, entertainment and litigation departments of Zuber Lawler & De Luca in Los Angeles.
Tom is admitted to practice law in California and New York. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in English Literature, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.