Jonathan K. Bender is a corporate lawyer with a focus on securities matters and mergers and acquisitions.   He represents investment banks, hedge funds, family businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. He also serves as outside general counsel for businesses in a wide range of industries.

Jonathan’s securities work focuses on representing issuers and investors in private placements, PIPEs, and exempt transactions. He also advises clients in connection with their 1934 reporting obligations.

As a corporate lawyer, Jonathan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and has represented purchasers and sellers across numerous industries. As outside corporate counsel, he works closely with management and advises his clients on legal matters pertaining to all aspects of their business.

In connection with his corporate work, Jonathan also handles employment matters for employers and executives in financial services and fund management.  He has represented numerous clients in partnership and employment issues, and handles both hiring and termination of investment professionals with private equity funds, hedge funds  and other managed investment entities.

Jonathan also represents professional athletes and entertainers.  He negotiates endorsement contracts, and licensing agreements for high profile clients, as well as working closely with their professional advisers in overseeing their real estate holdings, investment activities and personal service contracts.

Jonathan is actively involved with Temple Israel Center of White Plains, and serves as a member of its Board of Trustees.

  • Represented a placement agent in connection with an $11 million private placement of convertible debt and warrants to investors
  • Represented a biotech issuer in connection with a $10 million settlement under Section 3(a)(10) of claims brought by a group of hedge funds asserting over $100 million in damages
  • Represented a mezzanine lender in a $6 million preferred equity investment
  • Counseled a commercial bank with ISDA swaps and repurchase agreements on management of interest rate risk and related matters
  • Advised a U.S. issuer with offshore operations in connection with dissolution and liquidation under federal and state securities laws
  • Formation of a hedge fund for acquisition and disposition of fine arts

Overview

Jonathan K. Bender is a corporate lawyer with a focus on securities matters and mergers and acquisitions.   He represents investment banks, hedge funds, family businesses, and high-net-worth individuals. He also serves as outside general counsel for businesses in a wide range of industries.

Jonathan’s securities work focuses on representing issuers and investors in private placements, PIPEs, and exempt transactions. He also advises clients in connection with their 1934 reporting obligations.

As a corporate lawyer, Jonathan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and has represented purchasers and sellers across numerous industries. As outside corporate counsel, he works closely with management and advises his clients on legal matters pertaining to all aspects of their business.

In connection with his corporate work, Jonathan also handles employment matters for employers and executives in financial services and fund management.  He has represented numerous clients in partnership and employment issues, and handles both hiring and termination of investment professionals with private equity funds, hedge funds  and other managed investment entities.

Jonathan also represents professional athletes and entertainers.  He negotiates endorsement contracts, and licensing agreements for high profile clients, as well as working closely with their professional advisers in overseeing their real estate holdings, investment activities and personal service contracts.

Jonathan is actively involved with Temple Israel Center of White Plains, and serves as a member of its Board of Trustees.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a placement agent in connection with an $11 million private placement of convertible debt and warrants to investors
  • Represented a biotech issuer in connection with a $10 million settlement under Section 3(a)(10) of claims brought by a group of hedge funds asserting over $100 million in damages
  • Represented a mezzanine lender in a $6 million preferred equity investment
  • Counseled a commercial bank with ISDA swaps and repurchase agreements on management of interest rate risk and related matters
  • Advised a U.S. issuer with offshore operations in connection with dissolution and liquidation under federal and state securities laws
  • Formation of a hedge fund for acquisition and disposition of fine arts