Jo Ann Jorge Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Jo Ann Jorge

Jo Ann Jorge

Attorney at Law

Ashland
Licensed in
MA
Suffolk University Law School

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About
Jo Ann graduated from Suffolk University Law School and Amherst College with a bachelor's degree in economics. Her practice focuses primarily on business and employment matters working with early-stage, closely held, small and mid-sized companies. She has substantial experience negotiating, drafting and advising on a wide variety of commercial agreements and transactions including licensing, mergers, private equity financing, acquisitions, and strategic arrangements.

Her experience includes 5 years at a top law firm in the corporate finance group, 2 years on the consulting side, 8 years in-house to a venture-backed start-up and 10 years in
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"Very efficient and good quality"

Review Employment Agreement
Posted on Aug 3, 2018
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"extremely fast responses"


Posted on Jul 28, 2018
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"We have worked with Jo Ann multiple times throughout the past few years. She is an excellent communicator and has a natural knack for dealing with human beings!"

Review Settlement Agreement
Posted on Jul 19, 2018
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"Jo Ann was very helpful and knowledgeable. She provided the guidance we needed for our specific situation. It was great working with her."

Draft Founders Agreement
Posted on Jul 3, 2018
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"Awesome experience. Jo Ann is extremely knowledgeable in her field and thoroughly took the time to deliver me high quality work."

Draft Operating Agreement
Posted on Jul 1, 2018
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"She is great. Definitely recommend with her extensive knowledge and ability to assist in many different verticals."

Licensing Agreement Services
Posted on May 29, 2018

Work History

Gleason & Gleason

Partner

Jan 2004 - Present

 Partner of a law practice focused on providing business and employment law advice and counsel to corporations and individuals on matters including contracts, technology-related issues and licensing, corporate governance concerns, equity transactions and structuring, corporate and employment disputes and compliance.

Jan 2004 - Present

Biofertec Ltd.

Vice President

Sep 1996 - Dec 2003

In-house counsel to a venture-backed pre-revenue medical device company. Identified and negotiated terms of venture capital investment to sustain programs and operations of the company. Identified, presented, and closed on prospective and critical vendor relationships and strategic partnerships and provided business-related counsel, decision-making, and problem solving.

Sep 1996 - Dec 2003

State Street Business Group

Consultant

Jan 1995 - Sep 1996

Initiated contact to identify and qualify potential partners for client companies and negotiated terms of strategic partnerships to accelerate growth of the core business of start-up technology and medical device companies. Evaluated, managed, and negotiated terms of vendor relationships and monitored the fulfillment of contractual obligations.

Jan 1995 - Sep 1996

Pepe & Hazard (now McElroy Deutsch)

Associate

Sep 1990 - Dec 1994

Handled technology transfers, licensing, mergers and acquisitions of all sizes from inception through closing of transaction, including due diligence and the drafting and negotiations of the terms of licensing agreements, asset purchase and stock purchase agreements. Worked on private equity transactions including mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs.

Sep 1990 - Dec 1994

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