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John Clarence Kirkland

John Clarence Kirkland

also known as John C. Kirkland, John Kirkland

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About Me

John C. Kirkland is a fund manager in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Business: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    John is among the smartest, most collaborative lawyers I've encountered. He listens for understanding, not ammunition and therefore when he responds he says only what is necessary to deliver laser focussed results for his clients. He doesn't "lawyer" problems, he solves them. He smoothly transitioned into a business role and his Ironridge Global has become one of my most prized clients for its smart and decisive business decisions always guided by a solid strategy. I recommend Ironridge early and often knowing John is at the helm.


    Mark Vega
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

PO Box 6467
St. Thomas, VI, 00804-6467




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CEO AwardFinance Monthly2014
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Law & Politics2007
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Law & Politics2006
Southern California Super LawyersSouthern California Law & Politics2004
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's WhoN/A
American Jurisprudence Award - ContractsAmerican JurisprudenceN/A
American Jurisprudence Award - TortsAmerican JurisprudenceN/A
American Jurisprudence Award - ProcedureAmerican JurisprudenceN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing DirectorIronridge Global Partners, LLC2011 - 2014
PartnerLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps2009 - 2011
PartnerGreenberg Traurig2001 - 2008
Associate AttorneyCadwalader Wickersham & Taft1990 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2013
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2013
The Oaktree FoundationBoard of Directors1996 - 2006
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and PolicyEditor1987 - 1990

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
SMC Promotions, Inc. v. SMC Promotions, 355 F.Supp.2d 1127 (C.D.Cal. 2005)Injunction granted.
Native Am. Arts, Inc. v. Specialty Merch. Corp., 451 F.Supp.2d 1080 (C.D.Cal. 2006)Motion to dismiss granted; request for leave to amend denied.
In re Yepremian, 116 F.3d 1295 (9th Cir. 1997)Summary judgment affirmed.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Growth Capital InvestorIronridge Hits Back at SEC Action on Section 3(a)(10) Deals2015
Finance MonthlyCEO Awards 20142014
The DealIronridge Breathes LIFE into Debt Exchanges2014
LawdragonLawyer Limelight2012
Growth CapitalistA New Growth Equity Investor’s Solo Approach2012
Finance MonthlyThe Interview: John C. Kirkland of Ironridge Global Partners2012
SEC Compliance Best PracticesPractical Approaches to Securities Compliance Issues2010
Los Angeles Business JournalExploiting Intellectual Property: New Profits at Low Costs2002
California CEOExecutive Stock Options2001
SFV Business Journal, Banking and FinanceReverse Mergers: The IPO Alternative2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Columbia UnivBiology-PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
TCA Investment ConferenceFuture of Small Listed Companies2013
Consumer Electronics ShowMerging E-Commerce and Content2003
WITI Smart Partnering ConferencePrivate Equity and Debt Capital2002
National Association of BroadcastersPartnerships & Alliances2002
Global Venture Investors ConferenceHow Global Service Firms Expedite the Venture Capital Process2001
Digital Hollywood BroadbandVC and Investment2001
Digital HollywoodVC and Investment2001
Creative FinancingVenture Capital2000