Jonathan Axelrad is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2007.
Mr. Axelrad specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital and other private equity funds, with a particular emphasis on issues involving partnerships, limited liability companies, tax, ERISA, the Investment Advisers Act and the Freedom of Information Act. He has extensive experience in the areas of international fund structures and “market” terms and conditions. He has also been engaged as an expert witness in matters concerning the structure and operation of venture capital funds. Mr. Axelrad’s practice has been devoted almost exclusively to fund services since 1996.
Mr. Axelrad has been an active member of several American Bar Association and State Bar of California committees regarding tax, partnerships and limited liability companies. He has served as an Advisory Board member for The Journal of State Taxation and for Private Equity Partnership Terms and Conditions, an Asset Alternatives report. Mr. Axelrad has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 U.S., and was named a “top dealmaker” by AlwaysOn magazine.
Mr. Axelrad writes and lectures frequently on venture capital, tax, partnership and limited liability company issues. His publications include: