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Jonathan G. Strauss

Partner T: 302.888.6848 F: 302.888.6989
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Jonathan G. Strauss is a member of Morris James’ Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and Counseling Practice, a group that has been involved in over $50 billion in financings for a wide range of clients.

In his personal practice, Jonathan counsels clients on the use of limited liability companies, statutory and common law trusts, partnerships, and other entities in complex financing transactions, and provides third-party legal opinions regarding Delaware law. He acts as Delaware counsel to local and national financial institutions, trustees, and other parties, and advises and guides them in a range of domestic and international transactions, including asset-backed securitization, structured finance, project finance, equipment finance, traditional leveraged lease, trust preferred, and cross-border transactions. 


  • Leveraged leases
  • Asset securitization
  • Structured finance transactions and business ventures
  • Limited liability companies, trust, corporate and partnership formation and governance
  • Statutory and common law trusts
  • Represented trustee, corporations and other Delaware entities in complex financing transactions including asset backed financings, leveraged leases
  • Represented trusts, corporations and other Delaware entities in joint ventures, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS)

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association

  • Corporation Law, Corporate Counsel
  • Commercial Law Section

American Bar Association, Business Law Section
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
The Office of the Child Advocate, Delaware, Guardian ad litem on behalf of abused and neglected children

Community Affiliations

St. Thomas More Society

Representative Matters

Delaware counsel to a trustee in an indenture amendment and redemption of debt securities regarding a trust preferred issuance

Delaware counsel to a national trustee acting as collateral agent, custodian and trustee in an equipment refinancing transaction

Provided Delaware opinions in a real estate transaction using Delaware entities as bankruptcy remote SPVs

Delaware counsel to a national trustee for the purchase of commercial aircraft, including the issuance of Delaware legal opinions

Provide Delaware corporate governance advice to national manufacturer regarding its bylaw and charter documents

Provide advice regarding the winding up and dissolution of a Delaware LLC

Practice areas


Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2009

Comparative and International Law Institute (a specialized program of study)


Delaware, 2004

New Jersey, 2002

Pennsylvania, 2002

United States District Court, District of Delaware

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002

Bucknell University, B.A., 1994

Professional Background

MBNA America, N.A., now Bank of America, 5 years in several operational and managerial roles