Jonn R. Beeson

Jonn Beeson's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate matters. His client base includes large publicly traded corporations, middle market private companies, and start-up companies, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences, technology, and software industries.

Jonn regularly represents clients on complex strategic transactional and corporate governance matters. His M&A experience includes public company mergers and tender offers, private company acquisitions and divestitures, hostile takeovers, multi-faceted cross-border transactions, and transactions involving SEC registered contingent value rights and earn-outs. Jonn also advises clients in connection with structured options to purchase entities or to purchase or license assets, including significant intellectual property. His capital markets experience includes initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and venture capital investment transactions. He also serves as a trusted advisor to publicly traded companies in connection with their public company reporting obligations.

Jonn represents industry and research leaders such as Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Applied Medical, Arbonne International, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Billabong, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, City of Hope, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, SAP AG, and Sun Power.

He is a frequent lecturer and author on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and corporate governance issues. Jonn is the past president of the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He has also served as co-chair of the annual Constitutional Rights Foundation Career Forum Conference.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Capital Markets, 4) Corporate Governance, 5) Life Sciences and 6) Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
Law School University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law
Education University of California, Irvine (B.S., 1991)
Bar Member / Association California
Most recent firm Jones Day
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