Jonathan Geballe_SurrogateJonathan was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  He earned a B.A. (cum laude) from New York University in 1987.  In 1990 he graduated from Cardozo School of Law where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Moot Court Board.  He started his legal career at the Office of Corporation Counsel (New York City Law Department 1990-1994) and then moved on to private practice. He has served as the Chairperson of the Real Estate Section of the New York County Lawyers Association and Co-Chaired the Jack Newton Lerner Landlord-Tenant Practice Institute in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Jonathan has recently (April 16, 2019) taught a Strafford CLE webinar called “Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals


State:  New York
Federal:  Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York


New York County Lawyers Association
Member, Community Board 2, Manhattan  
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (Preservation Committee)

Recent Decisions

Matter of Sierra Club v. Martens, 158 A.D.3d 169, 69 N.Y.S.3d 84 ( 2d Dep’t 2018)