Jonathan F. Ariano - Osborn Maledon, P.A.

Jonathan F. Ariano

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 602-640-9311

Jonathan's practice focuses on representing growth-oriented and entrepreneurial clients, often in connection with the firm's outside general counsel practice. A licensed patent lawyer, he focuses a majority of his practice on intellectual property and technology related matters such as licensing, distribution, procurement and trademark prosecution and protection. Jonathan's practice also includes representing companies in business transactions and corporate governance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, debt and private equity financing and securities offerings.

Jonathan brings to the firm's business practice a unique and valuable set of experiences. Holding a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Jonathan first worked for Accenture, providing infrastructure consulting services to its clients, and then worked for Tosco Corporation in its Information Technology department. While continuing to work at Tosco as an IT Manager, Jonathan attended Rutgers University School of Law and, after graduation from law school, worked in both the Information Technology department and the Legal departments of Tosco, focusing primarily on intellectual property matters, including review of marketing and advertising materials, procurement agreements, e-commerce initiatives and maintenance of patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights.

Jonathan's experience in both the information technology and in-house legal departments gives him a valuable perspective when assisting our clients, having sat on their side of the table.

Cornell UniversityBS 1993Rutgers The State University of New Jersey NewarkJ.D. 1999

Client Comments

"Jonathan Ariano's level of expertise, accessibility, availability, and timeliness in responding are outstanding. I have found him to be an intelligent, knowledgeable, fair, and a results-oriented partner in all dealings I have had with him during our multiple year engagement with the firm. His analytical skills, experience, and his ability to break down complex problems and provide fast solutions are unique. On top of that Jonathan is a pleasant person with a very positive attitude which makes working with him and his team an excellent experience."

-Udo Eberlein
GridIron Software, Inc.

"From the beginning of our relationship, Jonathan Ariano has integrated himself as a key member of our management team and acts as our "protector" in doing so. He approaches every situation as if it was directly affecting him personally as if he was the owner of the company and then provides counsel from that base. He is committed to building long-term mutually beneficial relationships with his clients and truly cares about their wellbeing, both personally and professionally. I would highly recommend Jonathan Ariano as a best of the best!"

"Jonathan Ariano has a broad base of knowledge and experience that he applies to the various areas in which he practices (Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Technology Law and Trademark Law). Jonathan is a unique talent in the Arizona legal market. He has an electrical engineering degree, he is a former IT consultant at a major international consulting firm, he is a former IT Manager at a large oil and gas company, and he has passed the U.S. Patent Bar exam. Notwithstanding the foregoing, he has a great personality and is a pleasure to work with. His strong work ethic is unmatched. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."

"Jonathan is a first-class attorney who is a strategic thinker and a key resource for our company. His approach, knowledge, and ability to understand all aspects of an issue from the technical details to the political landscapes in a situation have provided great value when crafting agreements. I highly recommend Jonathan and the Osborn Maledon team. "

"Mr. Ariano represents different companies with which I am involved. He serves the role of outside general counsel for our various U.S. operations, involving not only day-to-day license and contracting and corporate support, but also solid strategic advice. Mr. Ariano proves himself very responsive even in situations where timelines are short and responses are needed promptly. Given that many of the companies are based out of Germany, Mr. Ariano adjusts his schedule so as to overlap with the German workday. Mr. Ariano takes the time to understand each business, their products and services, and their goals. He brings a very pragmatic approach to negotiating deals, focusing on those issues that are critical to the business in an efficient and expedited manner. "

Office Location

The Phoenix Plaza, 21st Floor
2929 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2793
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male