Jon Gonzales originally joined GCA Law Partners LLP in October 2008 as a partner, and, after a brief departure in 2013, rejoined the firm in February 2015 as a partner. His experience includes the representation of technology companies and investors in the mobile advertising, social, Internet, telecommunications, semiconductor, software and hardware sectors in connection with business formations (including initial capitalization and equity structure and stock plans), mergers & acquisitions, public company filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, proxy statements, Section 16 filings, and shareholder rights plans), corporate governance (including serving in a key role in the implementation of internal controls for SOX compliance for a $1.6 billion company following the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002), venture capital financings, public offerings, bank and equipment financings, licensing and other technology transactions, commercial transactions, counseling of executives and corporations with respect to employment and severance agreements, and general corporate and securities law.
Jon’s mergers & acquisitions experience includes the drafting and negotiation of documentation in transactions ranging from under $1 million to over $4 billion (including the representation of Crowd Album, Inc. in its sale to Spotify AB, Treat Technologies, Inc. in its sale to OpenTable, Inc., RingRing Media in its acquisition by Amobee, Inc., Yosemite Technologies in its sale to Barracuda Networks, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation in its acquisition by America Online, Inc., NeXT Software, Inc. in its purchase by Apple and Accept.com in its acquisition by Amazon.com).
He has also represented companies and underwriters in connection with initial and follow-on public offerings of equity securities (including the following companies: NVIDIA Corporation, Netscape, Informatica Corporation, Micromuse Inc., Egghead.com, Inc. and Phone.com, Inc.; and the following underwriters: Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation, Hambrecht & Quist LLC and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Inc.).
Jon’s experience includes the drafting and negotiation of a $165 million asset-backed credit facility with a European syndicate and the representation of Idealab in a $50 million license agreement for the rights to the top level domain “.tv” from the Government of Tuvalu.
Before joining GCA, Jon held various in-house & law firm positions including Chief Corporate Counsel at a public semiconductor company, Vice President and General Counsel – Operating Companies at Idealab, and as an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Jon received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1992 and B.B.A. (Accounting) and M.P.A. (Taxation) from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1988.
Jon is a member of the California, Massachusetts, New York and Texas State Bars. He is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.