Jon’s practice focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs, technology start-ups and emerging companies from formation through liquidity event. In this role Jon routinely advises clients through angel and venture capital financings, a range of commercial transactions including joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital firms, angel groups and high-net-worth individuals in fund formation and investments in start-ups and emerging companies. Jon has a particular interest in bridging the interests of investors and founders in the venture funding process.
Over the course of his 20-plus years of experience as a corporate lawyer, Jon has represented a wide array of entrepreneurs, investors and public and private companies in complex business transactions as well as ongoing needs as they arise in the areas of corporate, securities, tax, employment, compensation, intellectual property and licensing law.
Jon is a graduate of Brown University (Sc.B., applied mathematics/biology) and a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While at law school, he was a member of the Connecticut Law Review.
Jon recently assumed a national leadership role as chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Section of the American Bar Association. Jon is also the immediate past chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee. He is also a mentor in the MIT Venture Mentoring service. Jon served for several years as a judge in the annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.
Jon is a member of the state bars of Massachusetts and California. Before practicing law, Jon worked in advertising at Young & Rubicam.
Articles by Jonathan D. Gworek:
University of Connecticut School of Law
ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital
MIT Enterprise Forum of
MIT $100K Competition
MIT Venture Mentoring