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Jonathan D. Herpy, Sr.


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 SuperLawyersChicago 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 - led 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 (BTCETHADASOL) 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 BinanceCoinbaseFTX, 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.


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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

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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

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
  • Super Lawyers-John
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • B.A. Washington & Jefferson College
  • Psychology University of Moscow
  • J.D. Western Michigan University
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