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Jonathan Friedland | Much Law

Jonathan is a corporate and corporate restructuring attorney who has built a reputation for fiercely representing his clients in the boardroom, the courtroom, and everywhere in between. Clients rely on his creative and practical strategies to get deals done as well as his ability to explain complex concepts in plain English.

On the transactional side, Jonathan serves as outside general counsel to closely held businesses and their principals, representing private equity funds and others in their M&A activities, and structuring new businesses, business lines, joint ventures, and other significant commercial relationships. Jonathan also advises on fiduciary duties, corporate structuring issues, credit negotiations, general contract issues, succession planning, employee matters, and business disputes.

Jonathan’s corporate restructuring and insolvency experience is extensive. He counsels companies in financial distress, leading debtor representations in Chapter 11 cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, controlled Article 9 processes, out-of-court workouts, and wind-downs for scores of companies, ranging in size from under $5 million to more than $1 billion in revenue. Jonathan also has extensive experience representing other constituents in these situations, including owners, directors, senior management, creditors, investors, and buyers.

Additionally, Jonathan represents commercial litigation funders and fundees through complex drafting and negotiation of transaction documents between them. He has represented clients in more than 100 such deals. Jonathan also advises fundees in connection with their evaluation of funding proposals from funders and helps to resolve funder-fundee disputes.

Jonathan’s clients hail from a diverse range of industries, including auction services, auto, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, distribution, education, food, fulfillment, gaming, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, metals, nonprofit, private equity, professional services, publishing, quarry mining, retail, reverse logistics, software/cloudware, solar, telecom, and textiles.

Much More Than My Work

I have an entrepreneurial streak, having started one business and having bought a second business, both of which are operating profitably.

I like to teach. Years ago, I took a sabbatical to teach at the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law as a visiting professor, and more recently spent several years as an adjunct professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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