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Jonathan Krassenstein

Jonathan Krassenstein

Krassenstein & Associates P.C.
Allegheny County, PA

About Me

Jonathan Krassenstein is a business and litigation attorney having an extensive background in general business matters, franchise law,commercial litigation, employment issues, oil, gas and energy-related issues, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters. Formerly a judicial clerk for two federal bankruptcy judges, Mr. Krassenstein combines his knowledge of the court system with sound practical experience gained as a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. and from over twenty five years of practicing law. During his career, Mr. Krassenstein has represented businesses of all sizes from a variety of industries in various corporate matters including acquisition agreements, bank lending issues, contractual drafting, negotiation and disputes, construction litigation, franchise review and franchise enforcement, and employment/labor matters. In the bankruptcy forum, he has represented corporate debtors, secured lenders, trustees, asset purchasers, landlords and general creditors. Mr. Krassenstein is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and is also licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising, serves on the Ohio State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Law Subcommittee and is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section. He has served on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the Advisory Board On Autism And Related Disorders (ABOARD), the Brooktree Office Park, the Borough of Bradford Woods Zoning Hearing Board, Temple Ohav Shalom and the Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Krassenstein is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh. Since 2005, Mr. Krassenstein has served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of PFBC Environmental Energy Technology, Inc., a Western Pennsylvania renewable energy concern. In this capacity, Mr. Krassenstein has drafted and negotiated contracts, overseen private equity fundraising and coordinated financial reporting requirements. Mr. Krassenstein received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio , in 1983, and received his Juris Doctor Degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1986. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1987. Mr. Krassenstein has been awarded an AV® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell—the country’s preeminent lawyer rating service. An AV rating is the highest possible rating and is based on peer reviews by members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV rating indicates that the lawyers and judges with whom the attorney works feel that he is among the best in the business not only for legal skills, but also for honesty and integrity.


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