John E. Jones

Attorney in Binghamton, NY

John E. Jones joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1988 and is a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Oil and Gas Practice Groups. Mr. Jones focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate, oil and gas law, and cooperative ownership of real estate. He represents local, regional, and national banks and insurance companies in commercial and residential real estate lending transactions as well as buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate. He represents local cooperatives and homeowners associations and has worked with developers to form cooperatives, homeowners associations, and a senior residential community.

Mr. Jones has assisted clients with the purchase and sale of mineral rights, including severed mineral estates, and has advised lenders as they establish policies to address the impact of gas leasing on their mortgage portfolios.

He also has lectured to the New York State, Broome County, and Schenectady County bar associations on commercial real estate and oil and gas matters. He is a member of the Broome County Bar Association's committee on continuing legal education.

Mr. Jones was named an upstate Super Lawyer in 2010. He is a graduate of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Broome Leadership Institute; a board member for the Southern Tier Zoological Society, an Advisor to Sepp, Inc., and a developer and manager of Senior Residential Communities.

Professional Memberships

Broome County Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Real Property Section, past co-Chair of Task Force on Gas Leasing and Wind Power

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Areas of Law

  • Commercial Real Estate and Financing
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Condominiums and Cooperatives


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in Real Estate and General Practice
4.6 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/24/13
4.6 out of 5.0
A pleasure to work with
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/23/13
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Pleasant, Smart & Capable
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 03/23/13
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A credit to the profession
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 02/23/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have personally know John for several years, have heard him present at CLE meetings and have had multiple occasions to work with him in various commercial closings. He is very professional.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1989, New York and Connecticut
2013, Pennsylvania

Law School Attended

Boston College Law School
Class of 1988

University Attended

Hartwick College
Class of 1984
magna cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1962
Johnson City, New York, September 10, 1962

Associations & Memberships

Professional MembershipsBroome County Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Real Property Section, past co-Ch... More

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Office Information
John E. Jones
700 Security Mutual Building 80 Exchange Street, P.O. Box 5250,
Binghamton, NY 13902-5250


Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP (Binghamton, New York)

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