Jonathan M. Stemerman is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Wilmington office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate litigation, complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation and class action litigation. Mr. Stemerman also has substantial appellate experience, including as a clerk to Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court from 2003 to 2004.
Mr. Stemerman has represented clients in numerous corporate and complex commercial litigation cases in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He frequently litigates matters in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, including actions involving breach of fiduciary duty, business divorce, contested board elections, receiverships and books and records requests. Additionally, he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract actions and other complex commercial disputes. Mr. Stemerman has also served as counsel in class actions and multi-district litigation, and has had significant experience in antitrust and consumer protection litigation throughout the United States.
Mr. Stemerman serves as counsel to debtors, creditors and trustees in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters. Mr. Stemerman frequently represents plaintiffs and defendants in preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance actions. He also advises clients in bankruptcy matters involving the sale or purchase of assets, the assumption and assignment of leases and contracts, and intellectual property issues. Mr. Stemerman also assists debtors and creditors in out-of-court restructuring and workouts.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colgate University in 2000, where he was a four-year letter winner and captain of the varsity tennis team. In 2003, he graduated cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law. During law school, he was a Managing Editor of the Villanova Law Review and a recipient of the James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. Mr. Stemerman authored the publication, “Unclearly Establishing Qualified Immunity: What Sources Of Authority May Be Used To Determine Whether The Law is ‘Clearly Established’ In the Third Circuit,” 47 Vill. L. Rev. 1221 (2002).
He is admitted to the state bars of Delaware and Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association. He is currently serving as an American Bar Association Business Law Section Fellow for the 2016-2018 term.
Mr. Stemerman resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.