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Jonathan Berger


Main Biography

Jonathan Berger is counsel in Seward & Kissel's Real Estate Group.  Jon has practiced law since 1966.  He joined Seward & Kissel in 1989, became a partner in 1992, and is now Counsel.

Jon has represented investors (both institutional and private), lenders, managers and developers in a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, fixed and operating leases, management agreements, development agreements, working capital and cash flow shortfall loan facilities, license agreements and a variety of workout arrangements.

Prior to joining Seward & Kissel, Jon spent seven years as the Chief Development Officer for Hilton International, a position that entailed the structuring and negotiation of hotel transactions throughout the world as well as the drafting of all pertinent legal instruments.  Since joining Seward & Kissel, Jon has been involved in the development, purchase, sale, licensing, financing and refinancing of hotels in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific Rim on behalf of management companies, investors, lenders and developers as well as the furnishing of advice as to the structuring of these transactions.

Jon is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1965
  • M.I.A., Columbia University School of International Affairs, 1966
  • B.A., Rutgers University, magna cum laude, 1962, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York