Jonathan Kathrein

Tel: 415.453.9433 ext. 131
Fax: 415.453.8269

Jonathan’s legal practice focuses on business and real estate transactions, and on land use.

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied political science and business, earning a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.  He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was on the Law School Admissions Committee, was on the boards of both the Real Estate Law Society and the Technology, Entrepreneur, and Start-up Law Association, and was the only student in his class to earn a Business Law Certificate.

Jonathan has led a non-profit organization, worked in the clean energy sector, managed portions of a Northern California railroad’s real estate portfolio, worked closely with aspiring, current, and former politicians, served on for-profit and not-for-profit boards of directors, and has led executive training sessions worldwide.  Jonathan is adept at supporting businesses that face government approval and regulation, especially at the local and regional levels.  He brings his broad professional experience to bear in his legal practice, effectively counseling clients on discrete projects or their endeavors as a whole.

Jonathan is a published author of three books, including the children’s book Don’t Fear the Shark (2006).  More recently his legal writing has been published by the University of San Francisco Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal (2017).  The same article, The Future of Drones is the Railroad, won the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section Student Writing Award (2018).  He is the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service (2007), and was named a person of the year in Germany along with former Chancellor Helmut Kohl (1998).  Jonathan has been profiled in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and on the Discovery Channel.

In his free time, you can find Jonathan coaching Mill Valley youth sports or in the waters and hills of Marin County, usually on a surfboard, stand up paddle board, or mountain bike.

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