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Jonathan D. Herpy, Sr.

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Phone: 630.395.9496
Fax: 630.395.9451

360 W Butterfield Rd #325
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Alexis J. Cooper

Jonathan David Herpy, Sr. has been consistently named one of the top private equity and corporate attorneys in the nation under the age of 40 by SuperLawyers, Chicago Magazine, and LeadingLawyers each year between 2016 and the present. Jonathan has also been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, along with a multitude of other publications for innovative representation in the areas of cryptocurrency, NFT (non-fungible token) and digital art intellectual property protection, and alternative/decentralized finance markets. Finally, Jonathan is a regular contributor to Forbes, where he is called upon to cover topics in the areas of corporate law, private equity, and digital currency (Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), etc.)

Jonathan has represented investors, sponsors, and managers of public and private pension plans, broker-dealers, investment advisers, custodians, and other financial industry service providers throughout the entire range of the investment spectrum and routinely provides market-leading advice on public/private offerings of equity and debt along with capital raising strategy.

In addition to the above, Jonathan has been touted as an industry leader for his sophisticated and efficient approach to structuring on- and off-shore investment vehicles, management entities, and investment transactions.

Of particular note, the private equity/family office team at Hart David Carson - lead by Jonathan - has developed an industry-leading approach to advising private equity and hedge fund principals with respect to establishing family offices and preserving and deploying capital, and has represented many of the investment management industry's most prominent individuals and families.

Since early in 2013, Jonathan has been known as the nation's go-to digital currency (BTC, ETH, ADA, SOL) and digital content (NFT) attorney. Jonathan has represented individual crypto/NFT investors (#HODL), advised private cryptocurrency fund/hedge fund structures in all aspects of the fundraising lifecycle (including fund formation, regulatory compliance, market terms and global regulatory/tax advice), crypto-specific securities transactions (initial coin offering (ICO) and M&A transactions), crypto mining structures, and KYC/AML regulations (including Travel Rule compliance). As one of the most senior and experienced attorneys in this ever-evolving space, Jonathan actively represents many of the largest individuals, funds, and financial structures on Binance, Coinbase, FTX, and OKEx (to name a few) in all aspects of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, including inventions, trademarks, brand protection, trade secrets, copyrights, commercialization, mining, energy procurement, and licensing.

In addition to his work in the corporate, private equity, and digital currency/content industries, Jonathan represents athletes and coaches in the NFL, NBA, and MLB concerning issues involving contract disputes, public relations, private equity/family office structuring and wealth preservation.


J.D., Western Michigan University

Psychology, University of Moscow

B.A., Washington & Jefferson College

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States Tax Court
United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association

Areas of Focus
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Corporate Governance & General Counsel
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Estate Structuring / Trusts / Executive Asset Protection
  • Sports & Entertainment
Awards & Recognition
  • Thomson Reuters – Lead Counsel – 2016, 2017
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star– 2016, 2017
  • Avvo Clients Choice – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating – 2016, 2017
Client Reviews
We have been working closely with HDC for about 4 years now, we trust them for our own legal work and for all of our clients. They have proven themselves to be dependable and hardworking. They have yet to let us down in any capacity. We are looking forward to growing this relationship for us and our clients. Azmi S. (Elmhurst, IL)
I have known the people and Hart David Carson for quite some time now and I can say, with a particularly high degree of confidence, that they are some of the most professional, courteous, and competent lawyers I have ever had the privilege to know. They are attentive, knowledgeable, and really take the time to provide a very personal experience. I would highly recommend anyone to avail themselves of their truly amazing legal services!! Brian N. (Chicago, IL)
These attorneys are the best! They are professional and driven individuals that are passionate about what they do. They listened and worked with me from beginning to end. I strongly encourage using them! You will not be disappointed! Shannon D. (Arlington Heights, IL)