Jonathan  Pisha

Jonathan’s reputation for being friendly, yet formidable, has served him well in successfully advising clients in sophisticated and sizeable business transactions across a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, healthcare, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy and infrastructure, gaming, manufacturing, information technology and business services.

Jonathan’s expertise in finance, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and real estate enables him to understand and appreciate all sides of complex legal issues to achieve timely and positive outcomes for his clients. His high ethical standards and professionalism have allowed him to stay true to his core principles while simultaneously enjoying the opportunity to help clients achieve their personal and business goals and to grow and prosper.

Prior to joining Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, Jonathan was a partner with a local firm where he represented the firm’s regional bank and real estate development clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, advised bank clients on commercial lending transactions, advised corporate clients on asset and stock purchase transactions, and advised entrepreneurial clients on legal and operational matters. Prior to that, he worked for nine years as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at American Capital (ACAS), a Bethesda-based publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager with over $23 billion in assets under management, where he represented ACAS and its portfolio companies in corporate law matters, with an emphasis on leveraged finance and M&A. He also spent several years with the prominent DC firm of Hogan Lovells, where his practice focused on corporate finance, M&A and real estate matters, and he began his legal career at the Wall Street firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, where he represented major investment banks in connection with high-yield debt issuances and syndicated credit facilities.

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2003, with Honors
  • The University of Colorado, B.A. Environmental Policy, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • New York, 2004
  • Maryland, 2018
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association