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Jonathan N. Savage

Jonathan N. Savage

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Co-Chair – Corporate and Business Practice Group
Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Practice Group
Co-Chair – Public Sector/Governmental Services Practice Group

Jonathan N. Savage is one of the founding partners at Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP and chairs the firm’s Corporate and Business department, Labor and Employment department, Public Sector/Governmental Services department, and Co-chairs the firm’s Receivership and Business Insolvency department. Mr. Savage has extensive experience in all matters relating to business representation including financial and corporate restructuring, labor negotiations and strategy, work-out, debt strategy, transactional work, and creative structuring.

As a Receiver and a Special Master Mr. Savage has served as the defacto CEO of private companies, a publicly traded corporation, a municipality, a Federal detention facility and a large community hospital. In such roles he was ultimately responsible for all management operations, labor strategy and negotiation, financing and business stabilization. Some of Mr. Savage’s larger more complex cases include: Landmark Medical Center: a Rhode Island acute care hospital with revenues in excess of $130 million annually; The City of Central Falls; LJ Crane & Rigging; Nestor Traffic Systems, Inc.-a publicly traded company; American Biophysics Corporation-an internationally traded manufacturing company; Marathon Construction-a large construction company operating in seven states; and Wyatt Federal Detention Center. In resolving these cases, Mr. Savage was responsible for all aspects of their merger/acquisition and/or for negotiating the return to the community. Such duties included vetting partners, facilitating transactions and collaborating with regulators in these often heavily regulated, potentially sensitive industries.

Mr. Savage has extensive experience in matters relating to public sector and governmental services and agencies, often involving regulatory issues and complex government operational issues.

As a prominent leader of the legal community, Mr. Savage has been honored by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics.

Mr. Savage is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Savage earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1982, and his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1979. Mr. Savage was an Associate Member of the Case Western Reserve Law Review and has taught classes and seminars in Research Advocacy and Writing. Mr. Savage is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and American Bar Associations.

Awards & Distinctions

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rhode Island, Certified Appointment to Receivership Panel


  • 1982 Case Western Reserve University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • 1979 University of Rochester, B.A.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association