Jason 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. 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, on-going 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Jason gained experience with both large law firms and as in-house general counsel for a public holding company with ownership interests in more than 25 portfolio businesses at varying lifecycle stages and across a variety of industries.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
Villanova University, M.B.A.
Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business, B.S., summa cum laude
American Bar Association
Named to City & State Pennsylvania’s Law Power 100 List (2022)
Author, “A Founder’s Toolkit: Decoding the Series A Term Sheet,” June 29, 2023
Author, “Startups & Entrepreneurs: A Founder’s Toolkit – What One Lawyer is Hearing From Investors About Fundraising in 2023,” February 16, 2023.
Author, “Startups & Entrepreneurs: A Founder’s Toolkit – Understanding the Post-Money SAFE,” January 30, 2023
Guest, “Behind the Numbers with Dave Bookbinder,” Podcast, Dave Bookbinder, November 30, 2022
Author, “Startups & Entrepreneurs: Options and Strategies for Funding Your Startup or Growth Company,” September 27, 2022
Mentioned, “The 2022 Law Power 100,” City & State Pennsylvania, June 27, 2022
Quoted, “Klehr Harrison Launches New Practice Aimed at Startups,” Law360, February 23, 2022
Quoted, “‘We want to build a relationship’: Klehr Harrison launches new practice, special pricing plan for startups,” Philadelphia Business Journal, February 20, 2022
Press Release, “Klehr Harrison “Kicks off” with a New Startup Client Offering,” February 16, 2022
Presenter, “Funding Your Startup or Growth Company: Options and Strategies,” accredited CLE program, July 28, 2021
Press Release, “Jason Acevedo Expands Venture Capital Capabilities at Klehr Harrison,” March 18, 2021