Jonathan K. Bender

Jonathan K. Bender

Partner

New York
+1 212 981 2322
Emailjbender@wilkauslander.com
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Jonathan K. Bender is a corporate lawyer who handles mergers and acquisitions and general contract work for his clients. He serves as outside general counsel for businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and real estate.

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 has experience representing professional athletes and entertainers. He has negotiated endorsement contracts, and licensing agreements for high profile clients, as well as worked closely with their professional advisers in overseeing their real estate holdings, investment activities and personal service contracts.

In addition to his work with US clients, Jonathan also represents non-US clients with their investments and operations in the US.

Overview

Jonathan K. Bender is a corporate lawyer who handles mergers and acquisitions and general contract work for his clients. He serves as outside general counsel for businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and real estate.

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 has experience representing professional athletes and entertainers. He has negotiated endorsement contracts, and licensing agreements for high profile clients, as well as worked closely with their professional advisers in overseeing their real estate holdings, investment activities and personal service contracts.

In addition to his work with US clients, Jonathan also represents non-US clients with their investments and operations in the US.

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