Jeffrey’s practice focuses on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity acquisitions and divestitures, and serving as an outside general counsel to various businesses.  Jeffrey represents his clients in equity and debt financings, acquisition and sale transactions, negotiating commercial agreements, reorganizations and recapitalizations, and various other general corporate matters.  Jeffrey’s typical clients include venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth families, family offices, high-growth businesses, investment banks, and private equity funds.

In each of the last 4 years (2015-2018), Jeffrey was named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company for “Mergers & Acquisitions Law” and “Securities and Venture Finance Law” , a designation earned by fewer than 2 percent of all attorneys under 40 in the state of Illinois.

Practice Areas:
  • Venture Capital Funds & Investments
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Equity Funds & Acquisitions
  • Executive Compensation & Employment
  • Technology Transactions & Intellectual Property
Representative Experience:

Representative venture capital transactions:

health care data analytics ▪ alternative energy ▪ bitcoin and block-chain technology ▪ enterprise data intelligence ▪ wearable technology software ▪ money transfers ▪ e-insurance ▪ educational platforms ▪ employee engagement software ▪ mobile gaming ▪ encrypted data storage ▪ education software ▪ IoT platform technology ▪ property reviews ▪ machine learning ▪ cognitive analytics ▪ e-discovery ▪fraud analytics

Representative M&A transactions:

sale of a network technology company to a public tech company based in Silicon Valley ▪ purchase of a precision-machining business ▪ sale of an oral care products business to a public company based in Europe ▪ purchase by strategic buyer of an injection molding and industrial parts business from a private equity firm ▪ sale of a digital printing business to a private equity firm ▪ strategic acquisition of a pet daycare and boarding division from a national retail pet-care business ▪ sale of an industrial coatings business to a private equity firm ▪ sale of a medical practice to a private equity firm ▪ purchase by strategic buyer of an industrial technology business ▪ purchase by a private equity firm of a number of veterinary practices ▪ sale of a national student housing portfolio to a publicly-traded company

Representative corporate and securities transactions:

financing of a new skyscraper ▪ formation of a venture capital fund and related offering documents ▪ negotiation of an enterprise software license for logistics company ▪ negotiation of CEO employment agreement with VC-backed technology enterprise ▪ negotiation of commercial leases for a regional gym franchise ▪ negotiation of a founder’s departure from VC-backed enterprise ▪ establishment of employee equity plan

EDUCATION
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, M.B.A.
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
JURISDICTIONS
  • Illinois