PHILADELPHIA (February 16, 2022) – Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP is excited to announce the formation of a new practice group, Venture Capital and Emerging Growth, and a new client pricing package for startup companies – Kickoff with Klehr. The practice is led by Jason Acevedo, a partner who joined the firm in 2021 as a member of the Corporate and Securities Department.
“It is so exciting to work with startup and early-stage companies as well as the investors who provide them capital,” said Acevedo. “The sky is the limit for them and our support can play an important role in their development. It’s gratifying to be a part of that.”
“Bringing aboard an attorney with Jason’s experience with startups allows us to further pursue this focus within the firm,” said Corporate Chair Bill Matthews. “We’ve always been a leader for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and investors and this initiative will help us better serve this important business sector.”
Acevedo focuses his practice on all manner of venture capital, strategic investor and corporate transactional work, including, equity and debt transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, entity formation, commercial and licensing arrangements as well as general corporate governance. He provides practical, business-centric advice focused on achieving long-term strategic objectives.
He represents both newly formed as well as mature companies along with those that invest in them, including angels, venture capital, corporate venture capital and strategic investors. His experience spans the breadth of a company’s lifecycle, from formational strategy to debt and equity fundraising, through to company exit and all manner of intermediate general corporate needs in between. This expertise encompasses everything from entity considerations, founder relations and contingency planning, employment agreements and equity compensation, ongoing organizational and corporate matters, fundraising (angel and seed rounds through to Series A growth rounds and beyond), strategic and exit planning, counseling and deal consummation.
He received his J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, his M.B.A from Villanova University and his B.S. from Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business, summa cum laude.