Jonathan Schapp

Jonathan Schapp: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP
  • Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP (352 Attorneys)
  • 665 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, NY 14203-1425
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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.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent


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


•Appellate Court Upholds Insurers Right to Deny Coverage Based on CGL Exclusion
September 9, 2016


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Named 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016
•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

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Business and Commercial
  • Global Insurance Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.844.3474  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
University Attended:
City University of New York, Brooklyn College, B.S., 1986
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1989
Year of First admission:
1990, New York; U.S. District Court, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations
•Bar Association of Erie County

Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, September 30, 1963
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