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Jason Acevedo is a highly respected, collaborative and skilled attorney with over 15 years of international law firm and in-house counsel experience covering 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.
Jason has a particular expertise in representing both newly formed as well as mature companies throughout their lifecycle, from formation to exit, encompassing 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. Jason regularly acts as a company’s general counsel and business counselor, interacting with founders, C-suite executives and senior management on a weekly if not a daily basis offering advice extending beyond legal matters and into the strategic and business needs of his clients. In addition to representing companies throughout their lifecycle and across their business portfolio, Jason has significant outside and in-house counsel experience representing and advising seed and venture capital investors, private equity investors as well as institutional and strategic investors; having a sophisticated understanding of the often unique, complex and varied needs of such clients and the structuring of their investments.
Jason is respected for and takes pride in his common sense, practical approach to advising his clients; understanding that legal considerations are just a single component of his clients’ broader business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining Baer Crossey McDemus, Jason acted as lead counsel at Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a public holding company with ownership interests in more than 25 portfolio businesses at varying lifecycle stages and across of a variety of industries (including Adtech, Fintech, Healthcare and other technology focused industries). While at Safeguard Jason lead and managed the company’s initial and follow-on investments as well as its partner company exits, acting as both a legal and business/strategic advisor. Central to Jason’s role at Safeguard was the coordination and management of varied groups of stakeholders, including the Safeguard executive team, deal team professionals, partner company personnel, financing, PR, outside counsel and other interested counterparties. In addition, in his role at Safeguard, Jason assisted in managing Safeguard’s general corporate and public company needs; regularly acted as advisor and outside counsel to its partner companies and was routinely involved in advising on and participating in the execution of many of Safeguard’s strategic business initiatives. Prior to Safeguard, Jason was a senior associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, out of its Philadelphia office, where his practice focused principally on representing emerging businesses and other high-growth private and public companies encompassing all aspects of their business. In addition, Jason’s practice at Morgan Lewis included the representation of venture capital, private equity and other strategic investors. Prior to attending law school Jason began his career as a trading analyst with Salomon Smith Barney in New York, New York.
- Juris Doctorate from Charles Widger School of Law – Villanova University, 2005
- Masters in Business Administration from Villanova University School of Business, 2005
- Bachelor of Science, Finance from W.P. Carey School of Business – Arizona State University, 2001, summa cum laude
Phone: (215) 300-0809