Jonathan Whitcomb
Education
New York University School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, concentration in business taxation, 2005
University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, 2001
Davidson College, 1997
Practice Areas
Corporate & Investment Management
Restructuring and Corporate Finance
Business Taxation

Jonathan focuses on advising established private investment funds, investment management institutions, emerging fund managers, investors, and other high net worth individuals on corporate, restructuring and tax issues.  He began his career in the Business Finance & Restructuring Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, an international law firm based in New York City where he focused on the representation of large chapter debtors in energy, mass torts, and telecom bankruptcy.  He has worked on matters involving professional sports and represented clients in state and federal courts around the country. He also has extensive experiencing clients (domestic & international) in corporate and tax issues both onshore and offshore.  Jonathan believes in solving issues from an economic perspective, blending legal, business, financial, and policy views into his solutions and representations.  

Jonathan has also taken courses at the Stern School of Business at New York University in areas such as mergers ands acquisitions, investment banking, private equity, valuation techniques, and financial modeling.  He has also completed an executive education program in financial markets at the Yale School of Management.  He was a member of the Graduate Finance Society at Stern.  Through education and experience,  Jonathan knows the business of investment management as well as the legal side.   Jonathan is also the founder of The Argentarii Group a business designed to help his existing and new clients with qualitative and quantitative insight into the legal and non-legal issues that face them and assist in capital raising efforts for various businesses around the world.

Jonathan has lived and worked on the East Coast of the United States in places, such as New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Charlotte, and most of Florida.  Jonathan believes that truly exceptional people, whether they are financially successful or not, are also principled people who live by a code of honor and possess great character and ethics as well as great skill.  These are the clients and legal personnel Jonathan looks for when establishing any relationship.

REPRESENTATIVE REPRESENTATIONS

Advised on matter involving federal receivership of ponzi scheme

Advised on matters involving the bankruptcy of Global Crossing Latin America and Caribbean

Advised major league baseball team on the viability of relocating their spring training facilities

Advised leading cosmetics manufacturer on pre-bankruptcy matters involving a related party

Part of the team representing Pacific Gas & Electric in its bankruptcy during the California Energy Crisis

Part of the team representing Armstrong World Industries in its mass tort bankruptcy related to certain asbestos products

Part of the team representing the NFLPA in a complex litigation matter involving certain NFL players and a internet website  that was violating its agreement with NFL players

Advised institutional money manager based in European on business and legal matters involved in its entry into the US market and certain capital raising efforts

Advised London based global macro hedge fund on business and legal matters involved in its planned entry into the US and certain global markets

Represented investment banker in the creation of a multi-strategy fund blending venture capital and fund of fund strategies.

Represented real estate developer in certain complex commercial litigation matters and on proper deal structures on both the investment side and development side of his business

Advised established European hospitality on capital raising efforts to grow its event planning business London

Advised company on the financial, business, and legal issues related to the viability of its proposed strategy to securitize NFL players and privately place those securities to various investors

Advisor to California based venture firm on numerous deals involving early stage businesses in capital raising efforts across the globe

 

 

ADMISSIONS

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District Of Columbia

United States Tax Court 

Organizations and Volunteer Work

Member, CFA Society, Washington, D.C.

Class Ambassador for The Fund at Davidson

City Chapter President Washington, D.C. for CareerVillage.org

Professional Mentor and Awarded Supporter for CareerVillage.org

Member, National Eagle Scout Association