Attorney at Law
"Had a nuanced, comprehensive, & skilled approach to my startup's early legal steps."
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Outside General Counsel
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
"Jon's breadth of expertise drove a nuanced, comprehensive, and skilled approach to my startup's crucial early legal steps."
"I am happy we chose Jon. Jon is extremely knowledgeable in both telecom and contract drafting, and on top of that he has lots of knowledge in work/web flow which made it even easier to visualize and decide how to structure contract signing and data collection from customers. We worked through the contract language thoroughly, going back and forth numerous times and Jon was extremely patient and attentive each and every time. Thanks Jon!"
"Jon is a personable, knowledgable, and flexible attorney! He was very thorough with understanding our unique situation and ensuring we made the progress that we wanted. He also was flexible and worked with us to find a payment arrangement that was fair to both parties."
"Jon is much more than an incredible attorney – he's a strategist and entrepreneur – a virtual member of my advisory board."
"A pleasure working with John!"
Aug 2013 - Present
Atomite’s patented affinity-based digital ad targeting system resides at the core its offerings. In Phase 1, Atomite’s TransPrivacy™ offerings will reward consumers who affirmatively permission heavily-regulated consumer-facing companies (e.g., mobile carriers) to use their anonymized personal information (API) for marketing purposes with varying amounts of affinity points (Privacy Points™), with the Privacy Points redeemable for valuable consideration. Through the use of an expandable decision tree interface, the breadth of a consumer’s affirmative consent can be tailored (e.g., the type of API shared, for what marketing purposes and with which third parties), with the amount of Privacy Points rewarded adjusted accordingly. In Phase 2, Atomite will expand its offerings by establishing the first ‘opt-in only’ mobile ad exchange with a series of dynamic features (e.g., dynamic consumer profile configuration, survey question, award distribution, pricing and ad module engines).
Fisse & Associates, LLC
Aug 2013 - Present
Founding partner of a boutique law and corporate development firm providing sound, timely and cost-effective legal and corporate development solutions to technology, media and telecom enterprises ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies (i.e., think general counsel or director of corporate development on demand).
Senior Director, Corporate Business Development
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Led the efficient execution of strategic initiatives (e.g., OEM alliances, licensing deals, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in networking industry segments including cloud computing, security, mobility and virtualization) that drove significant top-line growth and/or market expansion for Juniper.
Level 3 Communications
Assistant General Counsel-Corporate Development
Apr 2002 - Jan 2012
Responsible for a number of activities in connection with the restructuring, operations and sale of Global Crossing Limited, including:
Facilitating the consummation of the sale of the Company to Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte Ltd. in 2003 and the sale of the Company to Level 3 Communications, Inc. in October, 2011.
Serving as legal point on all corporate development matters, including the acquisition of IMPSAT Fiber Networks, Inc. and Genesis Networks, Inc., and the disposition of the Company's financial markets division.
Serving as legal point on all material capital lease, secured equipment loan and procurement initiatives.
Overseeing the transition and separation of Global Crossing and Asia Global Crossing.
Facilitating the reestablishment of the Company's Asia-Pacific operations.
Structuring, negotiating and consummating a series of global settlement agreements with major vendors including Lucent, Alcatel, Nortel, Juniper, Cisco, Hitachi and Tyco.
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Oct 1998 - Mar 2002
Responsible for the overall strategic direction and internal operations of this decision optimization software enterprise.
Drafted business plan.
Raised $7 million in capital.
Recruited well-rounded staff.
Negotiated, structured and consummated transactions with licensees and partners including General Motors, JD Power & Associates, Vignette, VerticalNet Solutions, Moai, Asera, Saqqara, Cardonet, Rapt, Hologix and Firepond.
FUSION ENTERPRISES MANAGEMENT CO., LLC
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
Established and operated this early-stage new media financial consultant.
Provided strategic and tactical advice to, initiated, facilitated, structured, negotiated and consummated commercial transactions on behalf of, and/or invested in, a number of early-stage new media companies.
THE NEWS CORPORATION LIMITED
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Company Secretary
Jan 1991 - Jan 1998
Responsible for negotiating and consummating various corporate transactions for this leading vertically-integrated media company, including:
Investments in a number of limited partnership investment vehicles.
Acquisitions and dispositions of various News Corporation subsidiaries (including the acquisition of New World Communications Group Incorporated and STAR TV).
The sale of $2 billion of News Corporation preferred stock and warrants to MCI Communications Corporation.
The financing of several joint ventures, including Fox Kids WorldWide and Fox Sports Net.
Over 30 company-wide public and private debt and equity offerings aggregating over $11 billion (including the issuance of TOPrS SM and LYONsTM).
A company-wide $3 billion multi-debtor multi-currency revolving credit agreement.
Initial public debt and equity offerings and two multi-currency revolving credit agreements for British Sky Broadcasting Group plc.
A $1 billion film receivables financing through a limited recourse off balance sheet multi-country securitization vehicle and a 22 billion Yen license fee monetization financing for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
Also responsible for preparing periodic SEC filings (including 20-F's and 10-K's) for News Corporation and its subsidiaries; administering News Corporation's stock option program; and drafting and negotiating an array of agreements (including real estate and equipment (both operating and capitalized) lease agreements, software/hardware agreements, employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements) for several News Corporation subsidiaries.
Jan 1987 - Jan 1991
Drafted and negotiated the terms of various corporate documents including limited partnership agreements, merger agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements and credit agreements; drafted private placement memoranda and securities offering prospectuses; and researched and drafted client memoranda on various corporate law matters.