Jonathan Ain concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings (including PIPEs), strategic and troubled company acquisition and disposition transactions, joint ventures and general corporate, cross-border transactions, securities law and contract matters.
Jon regularly counsels enterprises across a wide breadth of industries, including software, technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, nutrition and healthcare, retail, food and beverage, fashion, and media and entertainment and is experienced in working with companies at all stages of the corporate growth cycle. He also advises non-U.S. companies looking to establish or expand in the United States, with a particular focus on clients in the U.K and Nordic regions.
Kleinberg Kaplan is an approved OTCQX Sponsor and Jon leads the firm’s efforts in connection with helping foreign publicly traded corporations publicly list on this marketplace.
Before joining Kleinberg Kaplan in 2010, Jon was a shareholder in the New York office of an international law firm, where he spent a significant amount of time representing international companies in connection with their M&A and capital market activities in the United States.
Jon was recognized as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012, 2013, and a "Super Lawyer" in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Company representations include:
- An international industrial manufacturing and rental company in connection with its $585 million sale transaction.
- M.E.S.A. Securities, Inc., in connection with its sale to Houlihan Lokey.
- Media, LLC in connection with the sale of its music business to TouchTunes Corporation.
- Observer Media in connection with its acquisition of SourceMedia.
- Medikidz, Ltd., a UK corporation, in connection with a corporate restructuring transaction involving the creation of a new US holding company and concurrent (i) creation and exchange of existing common shares and Series A Preferred Shares to existing investors and (ii) issuance of Series B Preferred Shares to new investors.
- The American Home Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., in connection with its formation and consent solicitation by its affiliated management group and subsequent consummation of its “roll-up” of six private investment funds and affiliated management companies in approximately $220 million transaction as well as several debt and equity offerings.
- Immersive Artistry, LLC in connection with multiple rounds of financing and joint venture transactions.
- Propellr, LLC in connection with multiple financing rounds.
- Numerous start-ups in connection with formation and capital raising transactions (including international based companies and/or founders entering the US market).
- Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation in connection with a debt restructuring and subsequent private offering of its publicly traded securities.
- A management buyout group in connection with a "going private" transaction for a NYSE listed HVAC company.
- A commercial office REIT in a $545 million real estate transaction involving a 20 property office portfolio and the sale of a related real estate services company.
- A NYSE listed company in its spin-off of its majority owned subsidiary.
- A NYSE listed foreign private issuer in connection with numerous securities transactions.
- A regional bell operating company in connection with a $3.9 billion tender offer for an electronic commerce concern.
- A publicly-held technology consulting company in connection with a $200 million stock swap.
- An Internet search engine in its initial public offering.
- A public Israeli defense company in its merger with a privately-held Israeli defense company.
- Various US domestic and foreign private issuers with respect to public offerings and private placements of securities.
Private Equity/Hedge Fund representations include:
- Elliott Associates in connection with its acquisition of multiple venture capital portfolios.
- A multi-billion dollar hedge fund in connection with its structured sale of a portion of their royalty interest in selected cardiovascular products.
- Paulson & Co. Inc., in connection with Paulson's tender of existing notes of Realogy Corporation in exchange for $494 million of Realogy's new convertible notes as part of Realogy’s private exchange offers. Paulson agreed to support and participate in the exchange offers subject to the terms and conditions of a support agreement, and entered into a security holders agreement with Realogy and certain other investors that became effective upon completion of the exchanges.
- KR New Media in connection with its Series A Financing of The Young Turks, LLC.
- Lead investors in connection with Series B investment into Invicro, LLC.
- Route 66, LLC in connection with multiple financing (debt and equity) and restructuring investment transactions.
- A consortium of investors, in connection with a transaction valued at approximately $724 million involving the acquisition of commercial real property. The transaction was financed with approximately $200 million in equity and through credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $524 million.
- Various hedge funds in numerous $10 million plus PIPEs transactions.
- Various placement agents in numerous $10 million plus PIPEs transactions.
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1998)
Brandeis University International Studies, Politics (B.A., cum laude, 1995)
Tel Aviv University, Israel, Education Abroad Program (Spring Semester, 1994)
1999, New York
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Externship Lawyers Alliance for New York, 2001