Jon focuses his practice on the representation of private investment firms in all aspects of their business and operations, with a particular emphasis on the formation, marketing, management and legal and regulatory compliance of private investment funds, as well as the operational, economic, legal and regulatory issues faced by their sponsors. In addition, he advises sponsors on a variety of corporate matters including marketing arrangements, bespoke seeding arrangements, custody issues, subscription lines of credit, confidentiality agreements and general firm governance.

Jon is one of the leaders of Kirkland’s venture capital fund formation practice. In the last several years, Jon has advised several top-tier venture capital and growth equity firms in connection with their fundraising activities, as well as asset management M&A and other strategic firm-level and fund-level matters, and has served as a panelist and roundtable moderator on venture capital fundraising at various TechGC VCGC conferences, as the moderator of the “State of VC” panel at Harvard Business School’s 30th annual Venture Capital & Private Equity conference, and as a guest speaker on venture fund formation at the Boston University Questrom School of Business and the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Jon has experience advising seeding platforms in their formation and fundraising activities, as well as with respect to the structuring and execution of their seed stake investments in emerging managers and related arrangements.

At his prior firm, Jon also assisted emerging growth / venture-backed companies in a variety of transactional matters, including entity structure, formation, corporate governance, venture financing and other transactions.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements 

Moderator, “State of VC,” 30th Annual Harvard Business School Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, February 2024

Speaker, “Raising Capital in the New Era: Demystifying the Latest Private Fund Rules for Advisers, Registered and Non-Registered Alike,” TechGC Webinar, January 2024

Moderator, “Fundraising Roundtable,” TechGC VCGC Conference, October 2023

Guest Speaker, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, "Venture Fund Formation," April 2022 and April 2023

Guest Speaker, Boston University Questrom School of Business, Entrepreneurial Finance Course, "Venture Fund Formation," February 2022 and April 2023

Panelist, "Fundraising Through Turbulence," TechGC VCGC Conference, October 2022

Prior Firm Publications

Co-author, “Navigating the Market - Emerging Private Fund Manager Overview to Raising Institutional Investor Capital,” Emerging Manager Monthly, August 2017

Contributor, “Private Equity Industry Practice Guide,” Lexis Practice Advisor®, July 2017

Prior Firm Seminars

Led a round table discussion at the CALAPRS (California Association of Public Retirement Systems) Investment Officer Roundtable in June 2017 on the California Fee Transparency Statute (Cal. Gov’t Code Section 7514.7)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Massachusetts


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Northeastern University School of LawJ.D.2014

    Research Assistant to an Executive Professor of Law and Business

    Treasurer of the Latin American Law Students Association

  • Georgetown UniversityB.A., Spanish; English Minor2004