Jo Ann Jorge
Attorney at Law
"Was very helpful and responsive!"
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… read more private practice at firm she co-founded.
- 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
- Asset Purchase
- Asset Purchase Agreement
- Reverse Merger
- Stock Purchase
- Other Mergers & Acquisitions Matter
"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!"
"Jo Ann was very helpful and knowledgeable. She provided the guidance we needed for our specific situation. It was great working with her."
"Awesome experience. Jo Ann is extremely knowledgeable in her field and thoroughly took the time to deliver me high quality work."
"She is great. Definitely recommend with her extensive knowledge and ability to assist in many different verticals."
"Jo Ann was wonderful to work with! Professional, timely, and articulate. Very helpful with my start up business and I trust her judgement. Takes the time to answer any questions or comments I have, where as with other attorneys I have felt less of a rapport. Would certainly work with her again."
Gleason & Gleason
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.
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.
State Street Business Group
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.
Pepe & Hazard (now McElroy Deutsch)
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.