Jonathan A. Small is a retired partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Mr. Small is the author of various tax articles and was the co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Program on Nonprofit Organizations for many years. He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Tax Sections of both the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Since 1985, Mr. Small has served on the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, and he became President of the Committee in 2000. From 1986-1988, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of The Brearley School from 1985-1995. Mr. Small is presently an Overseer of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Board member of Lawyers Alliance for New York, the Human Services Council of New York City, Investor Responsibility Research Center and the U.S. Committee for the U.N. Population Fund.

Mr. Small joined Debevoise in 1969 and became a partner in 1976. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 1964, his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1967, an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1968 and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1974. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Small served as a law clerk to Hon. Paul R. Hays, Second Circuit. In 1976, Mr. Small served as a consultant to the Special Task Force on New York State Taxation.


  • Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, 1968, M.A.
  • Harvard Law School, 1967, J.D.
  • Brown University, 1964, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York