Jonathan Burns

Research Analyst
150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4666


Pratt Institute, 
M.S., Library and Information Science

University of St. Thomas, 
B.A., Sociology

Jonathan is the Research Analyst for Merchant & Gould. While he is based in Minneapolis, Jonathan provides research support to all seven offices.

Focused on research and business development, Jonathan provides the attorneys at Merchant & Gould intelligence about the current trends and patterns in the legal industry and beyond. He prioritizes the wellbeing of current clients by staying abreast of the critical updates regarding cases and clientele. Jonathan’s main goal is to help the firm be more proactive and dynamic through innovative updates and technology.

Providing Innovative Business Development Through Research

To Jonathan, proper information can make or break a critical decision. Through detailed research, he provides a catalyst for business development. By gathering information about innovative technology, updates within the industry and using both to fuel change, Jonathan provides Merchant & Gould with the leadership required to stay competitive in the market.

Jonathan understands the importance of providing critical information and support at the pivot point of a decision—small or large. He helps keep his colleagues proactive and productive by giving them the jumpstart they need to act. In this way, Jonathan helps the entire team at Merchant & Gould solidify the firm’s future.

Offering a Firm Foundation of Information and Care

Over the years, Jonathan has provided the same level of dedication and innovation to many roles. From his work with Jackson Lewis P.C. in Minneapolis as a research specialist and knowledge management liaison to his work with Franklin Templeton’s Fiduciary Trust in New York City, he has the industry knowledge and experience required to help push the firm towards success.

Beyond his work as a researcher, Jonathan is a caregiver at home as a father and husband. When he’s not changing diapers, he loves listening to music—especially jazz and classic rock. He enjoys traveling with his wife and their young daughter who has now visited 13 countries (before the age of two!). He takes pride in his work at home and uses that same care and dedication in his work at Merchant & Gould.

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