Jon Zinke is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College and Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice before the State Courts of New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and was a registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of Hong Kong from 1982 to 2022. He holds an unlimited Oceangoing United States Coast Guard Chief Mate’s License and sailed as a deck officer on various United States flag vessels for five years prior to commencing his legal career in 1980.
Jon was associated with a maritime firm in New York from 1980 to 1985 when he transferred to that firm’s Hong Kong office as resident partner. In 1997 Jon joined Keesal, Young & Logan and became resident partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. Jon returned to the U.S. in 2023 and works with the U.S. offices of the firm in the West Coast.
Jon provides advice to the firm’s clients in the Far East regarding various maritime and commercial disputes involving United States law and provides advice and assistance to law firms throughout the United States on matters involving Asia. He is also actively involved in handling maritime and commercial arbitration disputes in New York and Asia.