Jon is an attorney and CPA who represents entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies with respect to business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate governance, and commercial transactions. He counsels companies and investors on venture capital, private equity and angel financings. Jon is experienced in stock option plans, executive compensation, corporate reorganizations and spinouts, securities offerings, franchising and the formation of investment funds. Notable clients include Portland Seed Fund, NemaMetrix, Bumped, ONAMI, GlobeSherpa (sold to Daimler), Exterro, Giftango (sold to Incomm), Perfect Company, Treehouse Island, and Ruby Receptionists.
Jon speaks frequently on the subjects of startups, financings, and mergers & acquisitions. He has been an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Oregon Law School teaching entrepreneurship and securities law. Prior to his legal career, Jon worked for four years for Arthur Andersen & Co., an international public accounting firm, as a financial statement auditor where he earned his certified public accounting license in 1989. Outside of work, Jon enjoys playing golf, fishing and hunting, Duck football games and spending time on his family cattle ranch in Halfway, Oregon.