Jonathan Friedman


Jonathan Friedman

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Jonathan Friedman is Partner at the law firm of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.

Jonathan advises a wide range of both public and private clients, including development-stage, emerging-growth and middle-market companies as well as angel investors, venture capital firms and strategic investors. Jonathan’s practice focuses on venture capital and corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate and business matters. Jonathan has represented corporations and other entities in a wide variety of industries, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical devices, entertainment and high technology.

Jonathan has substantial experience managing a variety of strategic transactions, including angel and venture capital financing transactions, private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions in the public and private markets and offerings by public companies. In addition, Jonathan counsels companies in connection with SEC reporting requirements and registrations, federal and state securities laws, corporate governance issues, joint ventures and strategic alliances and commercial contracts. Jonathan also has expertise advising companies in their formation process as well as on intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.

Jonathan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian California Business Council, an entity that was formed to support Canada and California businesses growth. The Council aims to use its membership network to connect bi-lateral opportunities that will result in the job creation, investment connection and trade partnership support.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1998, his M.B.A. in 2002, and his J.D. in 2002, all from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Jonathan was an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston.  Jonathan is admitted to practice law in the States of California, New York and Massachusetts.

practice & experience

  • debt and equity financings
  • seed and venture capital financings and other private placements
  • mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • limited liability company (LLC) operating agreements
  • stockholder agreements
  • buy-sell agreements
  • secured lending transactions
  • financial restructurings
  • brand development and licensing
  • technology licensing and IP protection
  • marketing and endorsement agreements
  • manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • securities regulation
  • executive employment agreements
  • options, profits interest and other equity incentive plans
  • 34 Act compliance
  • corporate governance
  • website compliance
  • commercial contracts