Jonathan E. May

Jonathan E. May

Where excellence merges from effort, competence and honesty
  • Business Law, International Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Florida
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Jon is the lawyer to whom I have referred the most amount of cases in my career because he is a combination of a tremendous attorney with an ethical human being that understands the practice of law like nobody else I have met.
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Jonathan May, Esq., M.A. studied communications at the University of Illinois, the University of Miami and Law at Nova Southeastern University. Attorney May developed skills in leadership, teaching, coaching and physical training as a collegiate football coach with the University of Miami, University of Illinois and Florida International University.
Attorney May then became a communications professor and has taught at over sixteen schools in the area. This is a unique background that has helped contribute to his success in the legal field. Most people are not aware that a communications background involves education and the development of skills in many areas that attorneys use everyday. Linguistics helps one with the decisions process of the most appropriate word usage to convey an idea to another person. Literary devices can involve the use of metaphors and analogies that help another person understand a complex idea and help create a comparison of characteristics. Cultural communications helps one to communicate with people of different backgrounds and language styles. Interpersonal communication helps one communicate in a one on one situation and teaches one how to show empathy for others, to react appropriately and supportively and to avoid communication that may be inappropriate for a specific situation. Group communication teaches one about the roles in a group and the many roles that must be filled in order for a group to maximize it's efficiency and effectiveness. Persuasive speaking helps one break down an argument to its core and to analyze its different components and the process to tailoring points for ones specific audience. Informative speaking helps introduce an unknown subject area to an audience. Listening helps one grasp information provided efficiently and to analyze the information.
Attorney May started The Lions' Den directly after graduating law school and has been working to grow the practice ever since.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    It depends on the facts and circumstances of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
- Current
Volunteer Attorney
Dade County Put Something Back Pro Bono Project
I did client consultations and represented indigent clients in probate matters.
Broward State Attorney
I assisted Janine Rice in the felony division of domestic battery. I spent everyday in the court room observing trials, hearings and motion calendar.
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2013) | Law
Activities: Tort Law Society,
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University of Miami
M.A. (2009) | Communication Studies
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2006) | Speech Communication
Activities: Coached the University of Illinois football team and assisted with team operations.
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Rising Star
Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Miami, Florida
Up and Comers
South Florida Legal Guide
Lawyer of Distinction Recognition
Lawyers of Distinction
Appearing in the publication "The American Lawyer"
Civil Lawyer
Finance Monthly
Who'sWho in the World
Distinction reserved for less than 3% of professionals world-wide.
Top 100 Attorneys
Association of American Trial Lawyers
2018 Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
Marquis Who's Who
Given to Jonathan May and recognizes America's most accomplished lawyers
"People Love Us On Yelp"
We were recognized for having a perfect rating on yelp.
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 3 Divorce Attorneys in Miami
Three Best Rated
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys near the Miami, FL Area
Custody Xchange
The top attorneys in Miami based on avvo Ratings, google reviews, and other aspects.
Professional Associations
Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar  # NA
- Current
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Articles & Publications
The Financial Risks of Marriage in Florida
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What Are My Rights If My Leased Home Was Damaged By Hurricane Irma?
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How Parental Disputes Affect Brain Development in Children
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Police Promotion Preparation
Speaking Engagements
Lawyers for Literacy, West Palm Beach Florida
Lawyers for Literacy
Lawyers read to grade school children to support reading and it's benefits in everyone's life.
"Shark Tank" Real Estate Investment, Miami, Florida
Yellowfin Realty Miami
I spoke to general investment and real estate professionals concerning investment opportunities and projects occurring in the South Florida area.
Florida Real Estate License
Florida Notary
Websites & Blogs
Lions Den Attorneys
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Can I sue a scam app???
A: It appears very likely that they were committing fraud and you were damaged by that fraud. I encourage you to sue them and report them to police authorities.
Q. My company was sub-contracted by a production firm to film footage for an auto dealership. The footage was never paid.
A: Yes, you have a valid and potentially valuable claim. Good luck. I am available if you want to discuss.
Q. Am I required to purchase yacht by contract date if that date is during hurricane
A: There is case law that allows for limited contract breach based on natural disasters. Most companies would be more than willing to make an amendment to the agreement to accommodate the circumstances. Try to compromise with them first before seeking counsel if you would like to save on attorney fees.
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Contact & Map
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
48 Wall Street, Suite 1100
New York City, NY 10005
Toll-Free: (844) 954-6652
Fax: (844) 954-6652
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
The Lions' Den, Attorneys at Law
400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602
Toll-Free: (844) 954-6652
Fax: (844) 954-6652
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
The Lions' Den West Palm Beach Office
Northbridge Center
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite P-300
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Toll-Free: (844) 954-6652
Telephone: (305) 699-5466
Fax: (844) 954-6652
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
The Lions' Den Miami Office
Espirito Santo Plaza
1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131
Toll-Free: (844) 954-6652
Telephone: (305) 699-5466
Fax: (844) 954-6652
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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