Jonathan is a transactional lawyer in the firm’s Washington, DC, and Charleston, WV offices. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, commercial litigation, financial services, corporate finance and entrepreneurial transactions.
Before joining Bailey & Glasser, Jonathan was General Counsel to Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Jonathan later served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Manchin following his election to the United States Senate in 2010.
Jonathan represents clients in the natural resources, technology, real estate and financial sectors.
Jonathan graduated near the top of his class from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2006.
In 2010, Jonathan was featured among the “Top 40 under 40” by the State Journal, a statewide publication in the State of West Virginia.
Jonathan is active in numerous professional organizations, including the DC Chapter of the Alliance of Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals.
Jonathan is a volunteer Director of Open Arms Housing, a charity that provides housing to homeless single women in DC.
Jonathan is licensed to practice law in DC, VA and WV.
Raven Energy LLC
We were lead counsel for Raven Energy LLC with respect to a $185 million financing for capital improvement projects at the Convent Marine Terminal.
Southern Land Co. L. P./Dickinson Properties, LLC
We were lead counsel for Southern Land and Dickinson Properties with respect to the corporate reorganization of certain jointly owned coal reserves and other assets in southern West Virginia.
Morgantown Energy Associates v. Public Service Commission of WV
We successfully defended the West Virginia Public Service Commission against a lawsuit claiming hundreds of millions of dollars in damages related to the ownership of West Virginia alternative energy credits.
Kameron Collieries ULC – Acquisition of Donkin Coal Mine, Nova Scotia, Canada
We served as lead counsel to Kameron Collieries ULC in its acquisition of 100% of the Donkin Project, a large undeveloped coal reserve in the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia, Canada, from Glencore Xstrata, a global mining and trading company based out of Barr, Switzerland and Morien Resources Corporation, a Canadian royalty company.
Kameron Collieries ULC, Acquisition of Donkin Coal Mine, Nova Scotia, Ca
The firm served as lead counsel to Kameron Collieries ULC in its acquisition of 100% of the Donkin Project, a large undeveloped coal reserve in the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia, Canada, from Glencore Xstrata, a global mining and trading company based out of Barr, Switzerland and Morien Resources Corporation, a Canadian royalty company.
Foresight Reserves, L.P.
The firm served as lead counsel to Foresight Reserves, L.P., in the sale of a non-controlling 50% interest in its subsidiary Foresight Energy L.P. (NYSE: FELP) to Murray Energy Corporation for $1.375 billion.
Foresight Reserves, L.P. Initial Public Offering
The firm served as counsel to Foresight Reserves, L.P., in the $2.4 billion initial public offering of common units of its subsidiary Foresight Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FELP)
Foresight Energy LLC
The firm was counsel to Foresight Energy LLC in connection with its $1.55 billion refinancing, involving a bond, term loan and revolver combination.
The firm provides legal counsel and advice to the Cline Group, a group of related investment companies based out of Palm Beach, Florida, on contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Commercial Insurance Services, Inc.
The firm represented one of the principal owners of Commercial Insurance Services, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of the assets of that company to a subsidiary of AssuredPartners, Inc.
KC Euroholdings S.a.r.l.
The firm served as lead counsel to KC Euroholdings S.a.r.l. in its acquisition of Coalspur Mines Limited, a coal development company with approximately 55,000 hectares of coal leases located in the Hinton region of Alberta, Canada.
The firm was lead counsel to Harbour LLC in a multi-million dollar acquisition of coal reserves in Central West Virginia and in negotiations with a coal operator over a related coal lease.
Raven Energy Holdings, LLC
The firm was lead counsel to Raven Energy Holdings, LLC in the sale of its subsidiary, Raven Energy, LLC, and the Convent Marine Terminal in Convent, Louisiana to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. for total consideration in excess of $412 million.
West Virginia, 2006
District of Columbia, 2016
Perrine v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co., 694 S.E.2d 815 (W. Va. 2010)
State ex rel. Boley v. Tennant, 724 S.E.2d 783 (W. Va. 2012)
Freedom of the Press Box: Classifying High School Athletes Under the Gertz Public Figure Doctrine, 108 W. Va. L. Rev. 799 (2006)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2006
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia