Jon L. Swergold is a Shareholder in the firm's Fort Lauderdale office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice.
As a commercial litigator, Jon has represented local, national and international clients in numerous jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations. Jon routinely litigates partnership and shareholder disputes, including business valuation disputes, business fraud, banking disputes, employment disputes, bankruptcy and technology matters, business torts, creditor rights and contract related issues.
Jon's broad range of experience includes representing national banks, manufacturers, factors, real estate developers, shopping mall owners, oil and gas companies, and others in a wide range of business disputes as both plaintiff's and defendant's counsel.
As a member of the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps, Jon served as Defense Counsel preparing and trying numerous felony jury and non-jury matters, including the Navy's first contested DNA trial. Jon was formerly a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Areas of Concentration
•Real estate litigation
•Business fraud litigation
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2016
•Finalist, Leadership Palm Beach Excellence Award, 2006
•Awarded U.S. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Associated News & Events
08.25.15 25 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
02.03.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jon L. Swergold has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Discovery and Science
01.06.09 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders: Class of 2009 Reflects Firm's Diversified Platform
06.14.07 Greenberg Traurig Expands Ft. Lauderdale Litigation Practice
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Author, Military Members and the Bankruptcy Code: A Lesson in Patience, The Compleat Lawyer, Spring 1998 (reprinted Spring 2000)
•Speaker, Preparing for and Winning Lawsuits, Liquid Capital Exchange, Inc. 2014 Annual Franchisee Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, October 25, 2014
•Featured Speaker, Statutory Fair Value and the Florida Valuation Expert, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Section Conference, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Morrison Valuations and Greenberg Traurig, January 2013
•Featured Speaker, Statutory Fair Value? Florida Bar Business Law Section Retreat, Morrison Valuations and Greenberg Traurig, September 2012
•Panelist, Managing the Complex Business Case in ADR - What Lawyers Want From Neutrals: What Neutrals Want from Lawyers, Florida Bar Business Law Section Retreat, JAMS, September 2012
•Featured Speaker, Plan Your Exit From Business Ownership, AB Bernstein, Bankers Advocate and Greenberg Traurig, May 2010
•Moderator and Program Chair, Zapped! The New and Complex World of eDiscovery, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2008
•Speaker, Using Mediation as a Sword in Arbitration, The Network of Trial Law Firms Securities and Arbitration Litigation Seminar, August 2004
•Partner, Ruden McClosky Smith Schuster & Russell, P.A., 2003-2007
•Associate, Ruden McClosky Smith Schuster & Russell, P.A., 2001-2003
•Associate, Smith Hulsey & Busey, 1998-2001
•Associate, Coll Davidson Carter Smith Salter & Barkett, P.A., 1997-1998
•Defense Counsel, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps., 1994-1997