Jon has worked with innovators and investors from Silicon Valley to New York and Tel Aviv since 2005. He was the founder of Avidor Law PC and the legal blog Startup.Law, which both merged into Masur Griffitts LLP in 2019 to form MGA. Prior to founding Avidor Law, Jon practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell (NYC) and Goodwin Procter (Silicon Valley), focusing on venture capital, private equity, real estate and M&A for a wide variety of clients ranging from banks such as Goldman Sachs and Barclays to venture capital leaders such as Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Jon also notably represented Lynda.com in its sale to LinkedIn, Modest.com in its sale to PayPal and Replay Technologies in its sale to Intel.
Jon holds a JD-MBA from Northwestern, where he graduated cum laude and was a merit scholar. He is a published author and is regularly invited to present at the Forum for Economists International on the topic of innovation. Jon consulted companies such as Google and Jamba as an associate of Market Street Partners and advised high net worth clients as an associate of Fisher Investments. Jon is licensed to practice law in New York and California and a member of the American Bar Association. He is Co-Founder of The Urban Resource Project, a non-profit organization alleviating poverty through technology, and a Manhattan restaurateur. Jon has been a licensed pilot since 2007 and once completed an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York.