Jonathan Cramer, a member of the Firm, represents clients in all aspects of corporate, securities and commercial law, with a focus on representing buyers and sellers in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, auction sales, related party acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority investments involving publicly and privately held companies and private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies. He has also advised issuers and underwriters on their public and private securities offerings, as well as clients and their boards on corporate, governance, fiduciary, contract, SEC reporting, securities and other relevant business laws.
Mr. Cramer has worked with a diverse group of clients, both domestic and international, ranging from Fortune 500 and CAC 40 public companies and large and mid-cap investment funds to private start-up companies and small venture capital funds. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including software and other technologies, finance, security services, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, food and hospitality, retail and consumer products and services and music publishing. Mr. Cramer has worked on transactions involving numerous non-US jurisdictions, including France, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, China, and Canada.
Mr. Cramer also has significant experience with private placements, debt financing transactions, commercial contracts, employment agreements, equity incentive plans, SEC and other governmental reviews and investigations.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Cramer was a partner with the firms of Baker & Hostetler LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP and Andrews & Kurth LLP and started his career as an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP—all in New York, New York.
Mr. Cramer is a member of the International Bar Association, the French American Chamber of Commerce and the French American Foundation’s Transatlantic Forum.
Mr. Cramer is licensed as an attorney in the State of New York. He received his JD in 1981 from the University of Virginia School of Law, as well as his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1977 from Tufts University.