An experienced and versatile corporate attorney, Jon guides entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and emerging companies from formation through liquidity event. While Jon serves as general outside counsel to his clients and addresses their on-going legal needs, his practice is largely transaction- based as he advises clients through angel and venture capital financings, and a range of commercial transactions, including commercial licenses, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Jon also represents a number of angel and venture capital investors. His strong interest in innovation - he is the holder of two patents himself- and passion for entrepreneurship show through in the energy and enthusiasm he brings to bear for the benefit of his clients.
A member of the firm’s Marketing Committee, Jon has taken a leadership position in the legal and venture communities. He is a past chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and was a longstanding member of its Executive Committee. Jon is active in the American Bar Association, where he currently serves as chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, a committee that has seen significant growth during his tenure. Jon is also a member of the National Venture Capital Association Model Documents Standing Committee. In this capacity, he is part of a select team of lawyers from across the country responsible for maintaining and updating this important practitioners’ resource which reflects changes in law and in practice. Jon is also a prolific author of many articles related to start-ups, emerging companies and early stage finance.
Moderator, M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies, CIC Panel
Panelist, Matchmaking & Papering the Deal in the VC World, MCLE
Panelist, Careers in Venture Capital and Private Equity for J.D. Students, Harvard Law School
Moderator, Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You mean we sold that too?, ABA webinar
Moderator, When Absolutely Nothing is Entirely Fair: M&A Lessons from In re Trados, ABA webinar
Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Venture Capital, Annual Survey Working Group of the Venture Capital Transactional Issues and Documents Subcommittee, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, ABA Section of Business Law (contributing author)
Outside the office
Jon is a devoted baseball fan, and enjoys skiing and other outdoor activities with his family.
News & Events
- 2015 M&A Deals
A sampling of the year's M&A transactions
March 31, 2016
- VC Spotlight - Q4 2015
December 30, 2015
- The Evolution of the NVCA Documents
A Brief Description of the Changes to the Crowdsourced Gem of Venture Capital Practice
December 29, 2015
- VC Spotlight - Q1 2015
February 1, 2015
- Shadow Preferred Stock:
A Crack In The “SAFE” Seed Finance Documents?
February 1, 2015
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
- Brown University, B.S.
- Massachusetts Bar
- California Bar
- Licensing & Strategic Alliances
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Startups & Emerging Companies
- Venture Capital