Paris Office

tmb2Attorney Jonathon Wise Polier

Attorney Jonathon Wise Polier admitted to the practice of the law in France and the State of New York with his office in the heart of Paris.

Practice areas in France:Mergers and acquisitions, international contract negotiations, commercial litigation, debtors’ rights, contracting with French distributors and commercial agents, hiring French employees, proper service of process in France from abroad, enforcement of foreign judgments in France, American deposition conducted in France, ICC and other arbitrations, and U.S. business visas.

Legal advice and counsel to individuals (American, French and other nationals). See for details.

 Attorney Polier, a U.S. citizen, has lived in Paris since 1988. He as been a member of the Paris Bar since 1991 while remaining a member of the New York Bar where he was admitted in 1971. Attorney Polier also continues to be a member of the Bar of the State of Connecticut where he was admitted in 1974.

The Paris office of Attorney Polier is located in the center of Paris next to the French National Assembly and near the Place de la Concorde.

When it appears to be in the best interest of his clients, it is Attorney Polier’s practice to call at times upon one of his colleagues in the United States and/or upon another attorney having a specialty (e.g. international tax or international trademark law) and also upon a French Expert-comptable (CPA), an advisor in insurance matters, a Notaire (not to be confused with an American notary public), a Huissier de Justice, etc.

In addition, since 2001 Attorney Polier has had on staff Mr. Saluzzo, a French citizen who obtained his French Master in Business Law in 1994 and passed in the French Bar examination in 2005 without thereafter becoming a member of the Bar.

Bar Admissions

1971, New York
1974, Connecticut
1991, Paris


AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Bar Associations

Paris and New York


1964, B.A., Oberlin
1965, M.A., University of California at Berkeley
1969, Ph.D. with honors at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris
1970, J.D., Columbia University (Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar)

Professional career prior to moving to Paris 1988

Prior to moving to Paris 1988, Mr. Polier was Vice-President and General Counsel of Group W Cable in New York, a Westinghouse Electric Corporation affiliate which was sold in 1987 for $ 1.7 billion.

Prior to that time, Mr. Polier was the Vice-President and General Counsel of Tribune Cable Corporation after filling the same position at Ansor Corporation, a multi-national conglomerate with activities in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Spain, France and England.

Mr. Polier began his career in 1970 at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York where he was an associate responsible for national and multinational corporate matters, including corporate finance.