Jonathan is a 31 year experienced attorney with both in-house and law firm experience. He has served as general counsel of large, multi-national media and entertainment companies. Jonathan is a corporate attorney with special focus on technology, entertainment and media.

  • Outside General Counsel Services including oversight of all company and family legal needs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Material Commercial Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Finance Transactions
  • Media Distribution and Licensing Agreements
  • Corporate Governance


Jonathan’s recent experience includes:

  • Lead attorney on sale side of $100 Million M&A transaction in the technology sector;
  • Lead attorney in transactions to finance $180 Million in digital projectors for largest two theatre chain owners in Korea, $90 Million for independent theatre owners in Australia and $700 Million for independent theatre owners in the United States; including output agreements with each major U.S. studio that included the payment of “virtual print fees” for a limited period until recoupment of financing costs;
  • Commercial attorney for SaaS company providing advertising agencies with all back-end support for the production of content worldwide;
  • Lead in-house attorney overseeing stock purchase of $30 Million media company, including limited license of major brand and key employee employment agreements;
  • Lead attorney in $500 Million worth of transactions with major U.S. and foreign television channel distributors for distribution of multiple television networks;
  • Lead in-house attorney in the restructuring of $200 Million in existing debt and other contractual commitments;
  • Lead attorney in negotiating software development and implementation for international media companies in their expansion into online distribution and social gaming;
  • Lead attorney in the acquisition of software and additional IP for new venture-backed entities; and
  • Extensive experience as in-house attorney overseeing multi-attorney department in all areas including employment matters, real estate, litigation management, general corporate advice and corporate governance.

Pro Bono & Community Work

  • Los Angeles Free Clinic
  • William O’Douglas Outdoor Classroom
  • Santa Barbara Boys Team Charity


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado
  • Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law
  • Master of Arts (Economics), Duke University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • California

“It’s not enough to be right, you must be practical and help get the deal done.”