Jonathan J. Klein is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who has more than 40 years of experience in an unusually broad array of practice areas, including complex commercial, civil, tax, and securities litigation; criminal defense; appeals in all state and federal courts; corporate law; tax assessment appeals; administrative law; commercial and residential landlord-tenant law; zoning law; labor and employment law; probate litigation; election law; and military law. He brings his significant breadth of experience and knowledge to each client with whom he works. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in court, preparing or negotiating contracts, or advising on corporate legal issues, he has a well-earned reputation as a highly-skilled, tenacious litigator and a fierce advocate inside and outside the courtroom.
Mr. Klein takes pride in solving the most perplexing and complex problems facing individuals and businesses and in serving each client in a caring, patient, and understanding style. He is committed to providing his clients with the highest quality of service in a time-efficient, cost-effective manner.
Mr. Klein is also a seasoned appellate advocate, having briefed and argued more than 30 appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit, the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
In his criminal practice, he has represented clients accused of white-collar crimes such as bank fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement, counterfeiting, forgery and tax evasion, violent crimes ranging from murder to home invasion, narcotics crimes, and a full range of military crimes. He also represents corporate and individual targets of, and witnesses in, federal grand jury investigations.
Additionally, Mr. Klein advises clients on a full spectrum of corporate law issues, including commercial leasing and other transactions, forming corporations and limited liability companies, buying and selling businesses, and preparing and negotiating contracts of all kinds. Parlatore Law Group is passionate about helping small businesses, and Mr. Klein is equipped to advise both management and employees in labor and employment law matters, including discrimination and hostile workplace issues.
Prior to joining Parlatore Law Group, Mr. Klein served on active duty in the Trial Defense Service of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, as a Senior Special Counsel in the Department of Enforcement of the New York Stock Exchange, and in private practice for more than 30 years in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has also had the distinction of having presided over a number of Superior Court trials as an Attorney Trial Referee, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Now a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, where he and his wife enjoy spending time with 2 of their 5 children and 16 of their 27 grandchildren, Mr. Klein is proud and excited to expand his practice with Parlatore Law Group to serve clients in that area, while continuing to serve his clients in Connecticut.
Author: “The Taxability of Heart and Hypertension Benefits and Related Municipal Disability Pensions,” Compensation Quarterly, Spring 2010.
Professional and Civic Associations:
- Connecticut Bar Association (Veterans’ and Military Affairs Section, Executive Committee)
- Drafted and secured adoption of Connecticut Practice Book § 2-13A, Military Spouse Temporary Licensing
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
- Bridgeport Board of Fire Commissioners (2004-14; President, 2013-14)
- Member of Executive Board and Assistant Treasurer, Pikesville-Greenspring Community Coalition, Baltimore County, Maryland