An experienced and versatile corporate attorney, Jon’s practice has a particular emphasis on bridging the interests of investors and founders in the venture funding process.
Jon guides entrepreneurs, technology start-ups, and emerging companies from formation through liquidity event, and represents venture capital firms, angel groups and high-net-worth individuals in fund formation and in investments in emerging companies. Jon also counsels clients through angel and venture capital financings, and advises them through a range of commercial transactions, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Over the course of his career, Jon has routinely represented entrepreneurs, investors, and public and private companies in complex business transactions, and has acted as general outside counsel for many clients, addressing their on-going business concerns.
A member of the firm’s Marketing Committee, Jon is the immediate past chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee. He is also active in the American Bar Association, where he serves as chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.
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