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Jonathan M. Miner

Associate
+1.206.370.6681
Fax +1.206.623.7022

Jonathan is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office where he counsels clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, including: formation and early stage corporate planning, venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings and public company reporting. He enjoys building lasting relationships with companies beginning at their earliest stages and assisting them through critical periods of growth including financings, mergers, strategic exits and IPOs. Jonathan works extensively with technology companies, including in the SaaS, internet, consumer, mobile, biotech and healthcare industries.

Jonathan’s experience includes:

  • Helping startups with incorporation and formation.
  • Advising and negotiating early-stage, seed, angel and venture funding through use of convertible notes, SAFEs, preferred stock and other complex debt and equity securities.
  • Acting as outside general counsel for rapidly growing technology startups.
  • Counseling clients on routine corporate matters, including contract drafting, director and employee compensation, SaaS and IP agreements and other technology and licensing agreements.
  • Representing mature companies raising capital in public and private equity markets.
  • Counseling U.S. publicly listed companies on securities law compliance, ‘34 Act and Section 16 reporting, periodic SEC filings, investor relations, conflict mineral disclosures, and other general corporate governance issues.
  • Assisting companies with complex mergers, spin-offs, asset sales and strategic acquisitions.
  • Representing U.S. and foreign companies accessing the U.S. equity markets through registered offerings, including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
  • Advising U.S. issuers seeking to conduct initial public offerings and other stock offerings outside the U.S., including on London’s AIM market.

Professional Background

Jonathan joined K&L Gates in 2014. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Jonathan was an associate at a New York law firm where he represented U.S. and foreign companies conducting initial public offerings and follow-on offerings on the NYSE and NASDAQ.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Mentor to entrepreneurs in the Jones + Foster Accelerator program at the University of Washington’s Burk Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action, a global human rights organization promoting diversity, democracy and the rule of law.
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Advised a talent acquisition startup with a SaaS-based product offering in its US$60 million offering of preferred stock and redemption offer extended to stockholders and optionholders.
  • Represented a data analytics startup in its US$15 million offering of preferred stock and redemption offer extended to company stockholders.
  • Counseled numerous startup companies in connection with their formation and receipt of seed, angel and venture financing.
  • Represented US based venture capital and corporate investors in numerous financings of technology companies
  • Represented numerous U.S. and international privately held companies in sales and acquisitions of stock and assets.
  • Counseled clients making regulatory filings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, NASDAQ and the NYSE.
  • Advised clients on all aspects of compliance with the regulatory framework for emerging growth companies and foreign private issuers under the JOBS Act.
  • Represented a research-stage biotechnology company focused on wound-care treatments in its US$80 million initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.
  • Represented an internet technology company providing a cloud-based website development platform in its US$127 million initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.
  • Represented a variety of U.S. and international energy companies in acquisitions of energy services companies, wind and solar facilities and other energy assets.
  • Advised multiple U.S. technology companies on securities law aspects of stock offerings on the London AIM market.