Jon’s practice focuses on private and public mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, and shareholder activism. Jon started his career at an international law firm and spent a decade as an executive in the Corporate Finance and M&A line-of-business of a global investment bank where he originated and executed several billions of dollars in transactions as a banker and served as legal counsel for the line-of-business. Prior to joining Kirsch & Niehaus, Jon was a managing director with the #3 ranked shareholder activism advisor (behind only Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs) and a partner with a leading global law firm representing shareholders in public companies. He has also served as an independent director of public and private businesses, where he has been appointed to chair audit committees and assisted special committees tasked with negotiating mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financing transactions.
Jon has extensive experience working with private, entrepreneur-owned businesses in the technology, industrials, and energy sectors. He provides long-term strategic advice and assists owners and boards as they consider strategic decisions. He has worked with billion-dollar technology companies, the oldest and most storied family businesses in the United States, and the most respected institutional private equity firms.
Jon’s expertise and knowledge provides exceptional value to Kirsch & Niehaus’s corporate clients involved in strategic decisions as well as those involved in litigation related to corporate finance and shareholder rights.
Jon lives in New York and in his free time, he likes to run and ski. He serves as an Education Counselor for M.I.T.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Sc.
New York State Bar