Jonathan Schapp: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Jonathan Schapp

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial
  • Global Insurance Services
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.844.3474
Fax: 716.566.5401
University City University of New York, Brooklyn College, B.S., 1986
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1989
Admitted1990, New York; U.S. District Court, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations
•Bar Association of Erie County

BornBrooklyn, New York, September 30, 1963

Jonathan Schapp is an accomplished litigator with more than two decades of experience handling complex insurance, professional liability, and commercial matters in New York and numerous other jurisdictions. Jon defends insurers under commercial general liability and excess liability policies against claims for coverage for construction accidents, advertising injuries, and sexual harassment claims. He also represents insurers in complex first-party property claims, as well as in pursuing other insurers for the proper stacking of coverage under various applicable policies, resulting in recoupment of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients. In addition, Jon defends insurers against fraud claims.

Jon has represented a wide variety of clients in construction disputes, including owners and contractors in defeating claims of contractors and subcontractors, and contractors and subcontractors seeking to obtain payment for work performed. Jon has successfully handled appeals on a variety of issues and has resolved cases through mediation and arbitration.

His victories include BP Air Conditioning v. One Beacon, in which Jon was able to convince the New York Court of Appeals to enforce the policies' other insurance clauses as written, thus settling a complex and ambiguous aspect of New York coverage law.

Jonathan has been selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers and is peer-rated AV, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell.


•Goldberg Segalla Names New Partners
January 2015
•Jonathan Schapp Joins Goldberg Segalla
November 11, 2013


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2012-2015
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014


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“Test Drive” Ambiguous
Aaron J. Aisen,Jonathan Schapp, February 6, 2015
In Exotic Motorcars and Jewelry, Inc. v. Essex Insurance Co., a Florida appeals court found the trial court interpreted material policy terms too narrowly in denying coverage of the vehicle collision at issue.

New Jersey Federal District Court Sheds Light on “Use of Motor Vehicle” Standard in New Jersey Omnibus Statute
Davis J. Kim,Jonathan Schapp, November 26, 2014
In Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. v. Travelers Property Casualty Co., Civ. No. 09-4871, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150002 (Oct. 22, 2014), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey interpreted the “use of a motor vehicle” standard under New Jersey’s omnibus motor...

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Jonathan Schapp

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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