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Jonathan Avi Barash

Jonathan Avi Barash

Business & Construction Litigation and Commercial Collections
  • Business Law, Construction Law, Collections ...
  • Florida, Georgia
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Biography

Jon Barash offers his clients over twenty years of experience practicing a broad range of commercial litigation issues, including business litigation, construction litigation, contract disputes, real estate disputes, restrictive covenants, and covenants not to compete litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, business divorces, and commercial collections. He has considerable experience assisting businesses, state and local governments, and individual clients in litigation, mediations, and arbitrations in both state and federal courts, and pre-suit when possible.

Jon has achieved an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, the highest rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also among a select group of attorneys nationwide who have achieved recognition as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Jon’s LEED AP designation affords construction clients additional building and construction law expertise.

Jon is currently licensed to practice in the State of Georgia and the State of Florida. He is a member of the Construction and Creditor’s Rights sections of the Georgia Bar Association and the Construction and Litigation sections of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Jon graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1996. Following law school, he worked as the Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Regional office and an Assistant Public Defender in Tampa, Florida. After six years at Atlanta law firm Magill & Atkinson, Jon became a partner at insurance defense law firm Levy & Pruett. In 2010, Jon started the Law Office of Jonathan A. Barash.

Jon brings his commercial and construction litigation and commercial collections expertise to the firm, and he will continue providing superb legal assistance to clients.

Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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Book Award: Professional Responsibility, Summer 1995; Book Award: Criminal Procedure, Summer 1995; Book Award: Evidence, Spring 1995
Honors: J.D. with Honors
Activities: University of Florida Trial Team
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Professional Experience
Attorney / Owner
Law Office of Jonathan A. Barash
- Current
Of Counsel
Thrift McLemore, LLC
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Attorney / Partner
Levy & Pruett
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Attorney
Magill & Atkinson LLP
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Attorney
Law Office of Susan J. Levy
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Attorney
Law Office of Jeffrey Evans
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Georgia Joins Growing Trend of Jurisdictions Allowing Evidence of Expert's Personal Medical Practices
Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Managers Gazette
Speaking Engagements
Collection Law: Debtors, Assets & Judgments, CLE, Atlanta, Georgia
Collection Law: Debtors, Assets & Judgments, CLE, Atlanta, Georgia
Certifications
LEED AP
U.S. Green Building Council
Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
Client's Choice
AVVO
Professional Associations
Atlanta Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar
Member
- Current
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U.S. Green Building Council, Georgia Chapter
Member
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Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Defense Research Institute
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 114316
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
ID Number: 036799
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Dissolution, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Collections
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial & General Civil Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I just recently bought a new house Dec 2022 still under warranty that has got construction defect - slab soaking water.
A: One thing I will tell you is the before you can bring a lawsuit for this defect you will need to go through the "Right to Repair Act" process which requires a specific kind of notice be send to the contractor/builder in a specific way. There is some information about the Right to Repair Act on the State of Georgia Consumer Protection Division's website and elsewhere online, but you may also want to discuss with an attorney first as the detailed procedures of that process must be strictly followed. You should also go through this process before having any repairs made on your own or you probably won't be able to recover those costs.
Q. Does the landlord have to give you a pay or quit demand letter before filing eviction.
A: Generally a landlord is required to make a demand for possession (a/k/a a "notice to quit") before filing an eviction action. Such a demand or notice is not required to be made by letter or in writing, but that is generally the practice, and no specific amount of time to comply with the demand is required. (However, in situations where the tenancy or lease is not for a specific period of time, the tenant is considered a tenant at will, and the landlord is required to give 60 days advance notice to terminate such tenancy, although such advance notice is not required when there has been a failure to pay rent when due.)
Q. Personal vs business name on a contract?
A: People set up LLCs for various reasons, but primarily for tax reasons and to limit their personal liability. As far as the latter reason, while an LLC could limit your liability for business debts, it probably won't limit your liability for any malpractice claim as such claims are almost always personal. Nonetheless, since you have the LLC set up and are operating as an LLC, you should use the name of the LLC for your locus agreement. Also, be sure to show that you are signing on behalf of the LLC, rather than personally. (Generally, in the signature section of the agreement, you should put the LLC name first, then your signature underneath that, and then underneath that you should print your name and title (i.e. Member, Managing Member, etc... as appropriate). ... Read More
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Law Office of Jonathan A. Barash
825 Highland Lane NE, #1202
Atlanta, GA 30306
Cell: (404) 314-7041