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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:
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Gerald Chacon, Financial markets and services Attorney
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Jonathan is one of the most experienced, skilled and prolific attorneys I have ever met -- and I have met a few. He is truly an expert among experts in the area of Forming and Operating Venture Capital Funds and is well deserving of a 10 rating here at Avvo.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Investment Funds: Venture Capital (Band 1)||Chambers USA: Americaâ€™s Leading Lawyers for Business||2008|
|Top Dealmaker||AlwaysOn Magazine||2007|
|Listed||Legal 500 (US)||2007|
|Recommended, Private Funds||Who's Who Legal||2007|
|Listed||Super Lawyers, Northern California||2007|
|Finalist, Lawdragon 500||Lawdragon||2007|
|Partner||Goodwin Procter LLP||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati||1990 - 2007|
|Associate||Sullivan & Cromwell||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Journal of State Taxation||Advisory Board Member||1993 - 1999|
|Privacy & Data Security Journal||New California Law Protects Confidentiality of Certain Fund Information||2006|
|Aspen Law & Business||Limited Liability Companies||1999|
|Venture Capital Review||Tax Benefirs Associated with Qualified Small Business Stock||1998|
|Venture Capital Review||Distribution Provisions in Venture Capital Fund Agreements||1997|
|Venture Capital Journal||How Will Treasury's Proposed Check-the-Box Regulations Affect Fund Agreements||1996|
|Aspen Law & Business||Venture Fund Private Placement Memorandum||N/A|
|Securities Law360||SEC's New Rule: Implications for Fund Managers||N/A|
|Yale Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Wesleyan University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|