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Jon E. Lemole Esq


My dad was a criminal defense attorney, one of the best in New York City. Trial tactics and cross-examination were a regular part of my life growing up. After college, I followed in his footsteps and became an attorney in 1991. I started with a large New Jersey firm, Archer & Greiner, working as an associate in their prestigious Environmental Litigation practice. I opened my own litigation practice in New York City in 1994. My firm handled criminal defense, civil and commercial litigation, securities arbitration, and civil liberties cases. I also developed a passion for helping business owners and entrepreneurs succeed. My firm handled consulting and planning matters for businesses, both startups and established brands.

In 2006, I moved to Sarasota, Florida in order to supplement my law practice in New York. I then took on a role as a Managing Director for a Fortune 100 financial services firm in Sarasota, ultimately becoming a Managing Director for the Southwest Florida market, as well as a Registered Principal and head of the firm’s small business planning initiative. In 2016, I decided to rebuild my private law practice and formally became a member of the Florida Bar. In 2017, I was fortunate to be asked to join the law firm of Tannenbaum Lemole & Kleinberg. I represent clients in Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Business Law and Commercial Litigation
  • Investor Protection and Securities Arbitration
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium and Homeowner Association Turnover Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    J.D. – 1991
  • Villanova University
    B.A. – 1988
    Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • From Katz to Greenwood: Abandonment Gets Recycled from the Trash Pile – Can Our Garbage Be Saved from the Court’s Rummaging Hands? 42 Case W. Reserve Law Rev.581 (1991)


  • Lecturer and Speaker, Approved Course Provider with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

Past Employment Positions

  • Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield, NJ, Associate
  • Jon E. Lemole, Attorney at Law, Staten Island, NY

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member and Treasurer, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Sarasota Chapter
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), Member
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), West Florida Chapter in Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), South Gulf Coast Chapter in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI), Suncoast Chapter in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI) Central Florida
  • Chief Executive Officers of Management Companies (CEOMC)