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Jonathan Axelrad

Jonathan Axelrad

DLA Piper LLP (US)

San Francisco, CA, USA


Jonathan Axelrad represents emerging growth companies from formation through exit.

Jonathan routinely counsels private companies in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, executive compensation and benefits, corporate governance matters and other complex strategic business transactions. He also represents venture capital and private equity funds, executives and angel investors that invest in early-stage companies.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • French
  • Japanese

EXPERIENCE

Earlier in his career, Jonathan practiced corporate law in New York and Washington, DC, and held legal clerkships with the SEC and the  Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

CREDENTIALS
Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 2004
    cum laude
    Georgetown International Law Journal
  • B.A., University of Victoria 1997
    with distinction

Memberships
CIVIC AND CHARITABLE

American Jewish Committee – Vice-President, Northern California Chapter

INSIGHTS
 
Jonathan is a frequent speaker on new business formation, venture law, energy and environmental issues.

Events
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • "Private Company M&A and the Angel Investor," Band of Angels, 2014
  • "Cleantech Past, Present and Future: Solutions for a Troubled Planet?," AJC Business and Technology Series, California, 2013
  • "Insight into innovation," Environmental Business Cluster's CEO Roundtable, San Jose, California, 2012
  • "Startup 101: Legal Issues in Launching a Cleantech Startup," Third Annual UC Hastings Cleantech Roundtable, San Francisco, 2012
  • "Nuts and Bolts of Managing Your Early-Stage Startup through the Initial Valley of Death," MIT Clean Energy Prize, Boston, 2012

NEWS

DLA Piper represents Shuddle Inc. in US$9.6M investment
24 MAR 2015

Emerging growth and venture capital lawyer Jonathan Axelrad joins DLA Piper in San Francisco
16 Jan 2015

DLA Piper announced today that Jonathan Axelrad has joined the firm’s Corporate and Finance practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.

PRO BONO
 
On a pro bono basis, Jonathan has represented Cyclotron Road, the Harvard Business School Green Business Alumni Association, Energy Crossroads and the American Jewish Committee.

RELATED SERVICES

  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
  • Projects, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

RELATED SECTORS

  • Life Sciences
  • Technology Energy
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