Montgomery McCracken Elects New Partner, Launches Private Capital and Emerging Companies Practice Group

October 28, 2019

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Jon C. Hughes has been elected to the firm’s partnership. Hughes focuses his practice on advising public and privately-held entities on business transactions including corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and financial services. He joined the firm as of counsel in July and practices out of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

With the election of Hughes to the partnership, the firm is launching its Private Capital and Emerging Companies practice group. Hughes will serve as co-chair with Ernest D. Holtzheimer. Both have significant experience in the emerging companies space.

“Jon is an exceptional corporate lawyer and we are thrilled to welcome him to the partnership,” said Richard M. Simins, Vice Chairman and Executive Partner. “We jumped at the opportunity to launch the Private Capital and Emerging Companies practice group with Jon and Ernie at the helm. Montgomery McCracken is an entrepreneurial firm making us well positioned to better understand our clients’ needs and provide them with the best service possible.”

Hughes and Holtzheimer will lead a multidisciplinary team experienced in venture capital funding, intellectual property protection, tax planning, labor and employment matters, and various other strategic business transactions. The team will counsel emerging companies and investors through all stages of the corporate life cycle – from initial organization and funding through follow-on financing rounds, transformational M&A transactions, and liquidity events.

Group members include co-chairs Hughes and Holtzheimer as well as Wook Chung, Erin K. Clarke, Patrick C. Cullen, Danielle Feldman, Shawn S. Li, and John J. Powell.

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