“An attorney should foster business, not inhibit it.”
Jon Farnsworth is an outside general counsel to privately-held companies and established non-profits. Jon’s business training distinguishes him from other lawyers. He utilizes his master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in conjunction with his law degree to provide comprehensive analysis and guidance to clients. Jon is fond of saying “an attorney should foster business, not inhibit it.”, a motto that reflects his dedication to helping clients who seek not just a simple legal opinion, but also practical insights about how legal matters intersect with the dynamics of business.
Jon similarly brings a unique common-sense and business-like approach to legal contracts. He drafts straight-forward contracts, taking a “less is more” approach. His contracts are easy to understand for clients and customers alike. His refreshing pro-business style has earned him the nickname “the attorney for people who don’t like lawyers.”
Jon works with entrepreneurs, particularly in the technology industry, counseling them from their start-up phases all the way to the sale of their businesses. He has extensive experience working with start-up companies through the initial strategy stages of raising money and financing operations, including usage of crowdfunding sources. Jon also helps clients sell their businesses, in transactions ranging from transitioning ownership to a close family member to complex multi-million dollar sales to private equity groups.
In addition to his general business practice, Jon focuses on counseling clients through complex computer, internet, privacy, website, data breach, technology, and intellectual property legal issues. If litigation becomes necessary, Jon draws from over a decade worth of litigation experience. He regularly obtains favorable outcomes for clients, including on cases where computer forensic experts are needed; however, Jon also recognizes some of the most cost-effective results often come from uniquely-tailored solutions found outside the courtroom.
Jon’s clients range from entrepreneurs and start-up companies to large corporations with international name recognition. In addition to technology companies, Jon represents clients in a variety of industries, including retail, medical, specialized manufacturing, real estate, fitness and athletics, security, consumable products and service. He looks forward to the possibility of working with you to achieve your business objectives.