Jonathan Houghton practices in the areas of eminent domain and condemnation law. He received his J.D. in 1998 from Boston University and his B.A. in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Houghton is admitted to New York (1999), Massachusetts (1999), U.S. District Court (1999), Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1999), U.S. Tax Court (2004) and U.S. Supreme Court (2007). He is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2018, he was designated as a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). The Counselors of Real Estate is an international organization of high profile property professionals which include principals of prominent real estate, financial, legal, and accounting firms as well as recognized leaders of government and academia. Membership is by invitation only to individuals that have attained the highest levels of expertise and achievement in their real estate specialty, particularly in the provision of sophisticated advice and high level problem solving.
Mr. Houghton has also been designated as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in 2018, 2017 and 2016.
He is also a frequent lecturer, including the 2019 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation seminar, the 2018 ALI Eminent Domain seminar, the 2018 American Railway Development Association seminar, and prior lectures for the National Business Institute and Lawline.
Some of Mr. Houghton’s reported cases are: Matter of New Creek Bluebelt, Phase 3, 156 AD3d 163 (2d Dept 2017); NY Central Lines v. State, 141 AD3d 703 (2d Dep’t 2016); Matter of Queens West Development Corp., 121 AD3d 902 (2d Dep’t 2014); (Matter of City of New York (West Bushwick) 70 AD3d 708 (2d Dept, 2010); Matter of City of New York (West Bushwick) 69 AD3d 176 (2d Dept. 2010); Matter of City of New York (West Bushwick) 50 AD 3d 695 (2d Dept. 2008); Matter of City of New York (Bushwick Inlet Phase II), 21 Misc3d 355, 863 NYS2d 564 (Kings Supm. Ct. 2008); Matter of City of New York (Jamaica Arms Hotel) 44 AD 3d 1040 (2d Dept. 2007); Matter of C/5 12th Ave. LLC 32 AD 3d 1 (1st Dept. 2006); Matter of City of New York (West Bushwick) 20 Misc3d 1128(A), 872 NYS2d 689 (Kings Supm. Ct. 2008); Matter of City of New York (West Bushwick) 2008 N.Y. Slip Op 516584 (Kings Supm. Ct. 2008); Smith v. Ortiz 2006 U.S. Dist Lexis 34153 (SDNY 2006); Bernier v. Papagianopoulos 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 19763 (SDNY 2003); Lazaratos v. Ruiz 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 17511 (SDNY 2003); Funnye v. Paragon Sporting Goods 2001 U.S. Dist. Lexis 3337 (SDNY 2001); Bryant v. City of New York 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 21642 (SDNY 2003), affd 404 F. 3d 128 (2d Cir. 2005); Funnye v. Paragon Sporting Goods 1999 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22458 (SDNT 1999); and Haygood v. City of New York 64 F. Supp. 2d 275 (SDNY 1999).
Mr. Houghton was born in Port Jefferson, New York.