Jon E. Ancona

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Jon is a member of the firm’s Corporate group.  He helps clients with their legal needs at every stage of business, including entity formation, financing, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization, privacy, and securities matters.

Jon received his J.D. from Berkeley Law, where he was a teaching assistant in the legal writing program and a member of the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and Ecology Law Quarterly.  He also volunteered with the Workers Rights Disability Law Clinic and competed in the Halloum Negotiations Competition.  Jon spent a summer interning at the California Attorney General’s Office, where he assisted in business and environmental litigation.  In his third year, he externed at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), helping client agencies with UCC Article 9 and real estate transactions, including the financing of large multi-family housing projects, part of USDA Rural Development’s $220 billion loan portfolio.

During and after undergrad, Jon volunteered extensively with Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, running clinics and trainings in courthouses across the county, where he helped hundreds of low income families obtain conservatorships for disabled adults.  He received his B.S. in Music Industry from the University of Southern California, where he performed with ensembles in the Thornton School of Music and the Spirit of Troy: “The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe.”

When he’s not in the office, Jon enjoys hiking and fishing, running, music, and following USC football.

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J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, 2017

B.S., summa cum laude, University of Southern California, 2013

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Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

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Northern California Rising Star 2019