Jonathan Kret


New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1075 F 212.262.1215
P 212.237.1075 F 212.262.1215


Jonathan Kret is a corporate and transactional attorney with a practice that incorporates all aspects of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business formations, corporate restructurings and corporate governance. Mr. Kret regularly represents a wide-variety of businesses and both for-profit and not-for profit organizations including hospitals, medical and dental practices, hospitality business owners, financial institutions, lenders, real estate investors and developers, real estate brokers, start-ups and closely-held businesses.

In his transactional practice, Mr. Kret regularly counsels clients in the purchase and sale of assets, the acquisition and sale of equity in entities, corporate buy-outs, financings, mergers and corporate restructurings. In addition to structuring and negotiating capital transactions, Mr. Kret regularly drafts, negotiates and counsels clients with regard to LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, employment and consulting agreements and a wide-range of ancillary business agreements and related matters.  

Mr. Kret’s joint venture practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions and real estate developers in the acquisition and development of real estate assets, as well as general business start-ups and business combinations.  

Representative Matters

  • Represented a nonprofit healthcare system and acute care teaching hospital in the negotiation of a member substitution and merger agreement with a comprehensive healthcare system for consideration totaling in excess of $435 million.
  • Represented a NJ ambulatory surgical hospital in the sale of assets in exchange for cash and equity of the purchaser.
  • Represented a stockholder in a corporate buyout of their 50% interest in a joint venture owning four automobile dealerships.
  • Represented an alternative investment management firm in a programmatic joint venture with a real estate developer involving a $40 million capital commitment.
  • Represented a privately held, SEC registered investment advisory firm in the negotiation and closing of a programmatic joint venture (and subsequent joint venture acquisitions of real property) with a real estate developer.
  • Represented two purchasers in the joint acquisition of a brand marketing company.
  • Represented numerous dental practices in the sale of their practices, including both acquisitions and sales of assets and equity.  
  • Represented an institutional investor in the negotiation and closing of numerous joint ventures with real estate developers and operators throughout the United States.
  • Represented a real estate developer in the acquisition and disposition of equity in real estate joint ventures.
  • Represented numerous real estate brokers in the negotiation of brokerage commission agreements, consulting and employment agreements and finder’s agreements.
  • Represented high net worth investors in the purchase of convertible securities and alternative investments.

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  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., magna cum laude, City University of New York, Queens College, 2003


  • New York