Jonathan R. Hodes is a Partner of the firm, and Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice group.
Jonathan specializes in buy side and sell side domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, leveraged buy-outs, leveraged recaps, mezzanine and senior debt financing transactions, work-outs and secured lending and leasing transactions.
Jonathan’s focus emphasizes M&A activity in the middle market and also includes representation of emerging growth companies from inception through various tiers of venture capital and growth financing often with the goal of an exit through a sale, merger, IPO or other corporate finance transaction. He devotes significant time to private equity deals with an emphasis on add-on portfolio acquisitions to existing platforms, and dispositions of portfolio companies.
Jonathan’s practice also includes serving as outside general counsel to companies handling all their corporate work, partnership and limited liability company formation and ongoing representation, corporate governance matters and fund formation. He has a broad range of industry experience in many industries, including manufacturing, biologics, consumer goods, internet and e-commerce, money service business, television production and distribution, real estate development, construction management, technology, fund formation and hotel ownership and operations.
Jonathan also handles the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial, industrial and residential real property projects. He has represented large public and private domestic real estate developers in major Southern California projects and joint ventures, including complex real estate financing transactions.