Experience

Jesse provides counsel on operational and transactional matters to growth-stage companies and venture capital and private equity investors, particularly in the technology and life sciences industries.  Jesse also serves as outside general counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs, handling a wide range of legal matters on their behalf.   These matters include mergers and acquisitions, capital transactions and loan facilities, technology licensing, enterprise SaaS transactions, corporate governance, and day-to-day legal issues.  

Jesse also handles a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, office, industrial, retail and other commercial leases, real estate financing facilities, and joint venture deals for developers, investors, entrepreneurs, landlords and tenants.  

Jesse is a Founding Member and Director of BrandNewJ, an advocacy group comprised of high-growth company principals and founders, venture capitalists, and university partners working to make New Jersey the best place to launch a startup and grow a business.  Jesse is also a frequent speaker on various technology and transactional law matters, and has published articles on these subjects.  

Prior to joining RKR, Jesse was a partner at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.  Jesse also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Edmund R. Bernhard, J.S.C., Superior Court, Civil Division, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2003)

Liberty University (B.S., 1999)

Professional

Founding Member and Trustee, BrandNewJ, an advocacy group for New Jersey tech companies.

Selected as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-17).

Named to the 2013 New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” list (formerly “Top 40 Under 40”).

Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Transactions
  • Represented LEAP Legal Software, a global leader in cloud-based legal practice management software solutions, in connection with a joint venture transaction with LexisNexis Legal & Professional, part of RELX Group to support the growth and development of the PCLaw and Time Matters law firm practice management software solutions for small‑to‑medium sized law firms.

  • Represent First Tek, Inc. in acquiring a New Jersey office park comprised of approximately 100 acres and 260,000 sq. ft. of rentable space for use as corporate headquarters and tech incubator facility.

  • Represented an investor syndication headed by Frontcourt Ventures in connection with its participation in the Series C Preferred Stock financing of SPR Therapeutics, Inc., a private medical device company that has developed a novel neurostimulation technology for chronic and acute pain.

  • Represented Shugo, LLC, a leader in providing SaaS-based workforce products and services for small- and medium-sized businesses, in connection with its acquisition by Swipeclock, LLC and an associated private equity group focused on investments in workforce management technology.

  • Represented LEAP Group Holdings, Inc., a leader in the legal practice management software space, in connection with its acquisition of Promethean Software Corporation, d/b/a “Turbolaw”, a provider of legal practice management software and practice forms.