Buying and Selling a Business
Derek van Straaten, Deal Lead, Seller’s Representative
“Based on a professional recommendation, I hired Jon as the lead attorney for an M&A transaction (sell side) in the digital media sector, representing a several-year-old startup. First, the deal is never completed without his guidance, leadership, insights, and excellent legal work. Second, Jon provided value far beyond his legal counsel and played a key role as a thought partner and deal lead to negotiate and structure a successful transaction. His experience as an operator was readily apparent and distinguishes him from many other attorneys. To capture his professionalism, responsiveness, diligence, and skill in a brief recommendation is nearly impossible. Exceptional value, exceptional person, and exceptional work product. Suffice to say that my experience working with Jon will be the first of many. A pleasure to recommend!” (December 11, 2012)
Art Silver, CEO, Clad-Rex, Inc.
“I hired Jon to be our company attorney, and he promptly put all of our company documents in good order. He was efficient and complete in this work. He suggested what work should be done and led the way in doing it. Last year, we decided to put our company up for sale, and this is where Jon really shone brightly. He worked well with the M&A company and then with the buyer to make sure all details were dealt with. He worked well with other attorneys and collaborated with them as a partner in helping to put all the questions and possibilities in order. The company was sold on 12/28/2012, and Jon continued to work to put all of the final details complete. He is a go-getter, anticipates what has to be done, and then works with the people necessary to complete all projects. I would recommend Jon to work on business transactions and personal transactions along with other activities.” (January 29, 2013)
Manuel (Manny) Montejano, CEO, Tradehelm
“We engaged Jon to help us out on a corporate transaction that had a very tight deadline, requiring creative and level-headed input to execute on time. Jon not only met our deadline with expertise while providing great results, but also he was very flexible and made himself available on our schedule. His professionalism helped us through more than one tense negotiation session. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Jon for many years to come.” (June 27, 2012)
Rick Luft, President, Clad-Rex, Inc.
“I am the president and a shareholder of Clad-Rex, Inc. Clad-Rex was recently sold to a private equity firm. Jon’s skill sets crossed into many different facets of the transaction, and in all areas Jon excelled.” (February 1, 2013)
Ruth Richman, Shareholder
“I hired Jon over the phone, at the last minute, to represent me in a business deal that tangentially involved me. He got himself up to speed immediately, grasping the nuances of a complicated situation, and negotiated with the other attorneys professionally and effectively. The urgency of the situation peaked over a weekend, but Jon remained available, calm, and helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an excellent attorney who charges reasonable rates and goes the extra mile for a client.” (November 6, 2012)