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Gerald G. "Jerry" Chacon Jr.

Gerald G. "Jerry" Chacon Jr.

Goodwin Procter LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Jerry Chacon is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. He joined Goodwin in 2007.

Professional Activities

Mr. Chacon has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past chair of both the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar (1992-1993) and the Tax Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (1997). Mr. Chacon is a former adjunct lecturer (1996-2002) in the School of Taxation at Golden Gate University, where he taught a course in partnership taxation to graduate accounting students.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Chacon was of counsel in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he was a senior member of the fund services practice. Before that, he practiced in Rosenblum, Parish & Isaacs’ business transactions practice group and as a tax attorney with Hopkins & Carley, both in San Jose, California. In 1990, Mr. Chacon was an extern for the Honorable Edward J. Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.


Mr. Chacon’s practice primarily focuses on advising venture capital and other private equity funds in their formation and operation.

Jerry has represented venture capital, private equity, hedge, debt and secondary funds in hundreds of fund formations both inside and outside of the United States. In addition, Jerry has extensive experience structuring and negotiating the "upstairs" agreements governing the relationships of fund managers to one another, as well as structuring special-situation vehicles in the corporate-captive, family office and incubator contexts.


Over the course of his career, Mr. Chacon has written and lectured extensively on tax and business planning.


  • LL.M., Taxation, Boston University, 1995
  • J.D., U.C. Davis School of Law, 1991
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University, 1988


Mr. Chacon is admitted to practice in California.


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