Jake Townsend focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions and general corporate representation. He is experienced in matters involving mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, private equity and venture capital financing, and complex commercial transactions involving multiple jurisdictions for a broad range of private and public clients. He also provides continuing general corporate legal advice to a number of the Firm's clients. Jake focuses on the delivery of efficient and cost-effective corporate services and products at the highest level of quality that integrates multiple jurisdictions and multiple practice areas.
Jake also focuses his practice on representing family offices and family-owned businesses. Jake has a broad range of experience assisting owners of closely held businesses and their family offices with the full range of corporate and transactional needs. He regularly advises family and family office clients on corporate transactions, recapitalizations and other liquidity events, direct investing, corporate governance, general commercial counseling, succession planning, wealth transfer planning and family office structuring. In addition, he frequently counsels family investors in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Jake regularly teams with McDermott colleagues in the Private Client and Tax Practice Groups to create cross-disciplinary solutions for families and family offices.
Jake frequently represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in their acquisitions, recapitalizations and exit transactions. In addition, he counsels investors in connection with their investments in private equity, venture capital and hedge funds.