Jonathan Michaels graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business, and then attended Whittier Law School where he graduated in the top four percent of his class. Jonathan has litigated some of the most important cases in the automotive industry, litigating cases against nearly every major auto manufacturer in the world.
Michaels is also aptly skilled at structuring complex business transactions. In 2013, he was involved in taking the supercar company Saleen Automotive public, and during his tenure, he has structured international distribution agreements, supply-chain agreements, and automotive dealer networks. Michaels has also been involved in numerous venture capital money raises.
Michaels’ efforts have earned him the respect of his peers. He has received the prestigious “Super Lawyers” award every year since 2012, a distinction reserved for no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Michaels also maintains close ties to the academic community. In 2012, he was named “Attorney of the Year” by his law school alma mater, and he is frequently asked by some of the nation’s most prestigious universities to lecture. Michaels is a member of the California, Colorado and Michigan state bars, and is actively involved in the Southern California community.