Jonathan Temps has returned to Baker McKenzie as Counsel in the North America Banking, Finance & Major Projects Practice, bringing more than a decade of experience in private capital markets. 

Based in Chicago, Jonathan represents private equity funds, hedge funds and investors. He has substantial experience advising on complex and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and provides advice and guidance to boards of directors in a transactional or shareholder activist context. 

“Jonathan will add tremendous value for our clients and experience to our private equity funds group,” said Jose Moran, Chair of Baker McKenzie's North America Banking, and Finance & Major Projects Practice. “He brings a unique skill set, having familiarity with securities law, Delaware Statutory Trust law, real estate and tax, as well as the private placement industry.”

Jonathan re-joins the Firm from Thompson Coburn LLP, where he focused on fund formation and private capital investments. 

“We are excited to have Jonathan back at the Firm. He is highly-regarded by our Chicago office and clients,” said Regine Corrado, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Chicago office. “Jonathan’s cross-disciplinary skill set in the key areas of law, accounting and finance will be a great asset.”

Lawyers in the Firm's North America Banking, Finance & Major Projects Practice advise on all aspects of cross-border and domestic financing across a broad range of industries. The practice is experienced in local and international banking and finance laws, regulations and customs, and is staffed by attorneys with deep language and cultural connections to the region.

“I am delighted to return to Baker McKenzie and reconnect with colleagues. The Firm's unique combination of a global platform and a deep repository of expertise, gives me the opportunity to fully service my existing clients, and assist the Firm, both  in developing new client relationships and in lending subject matter expertise to existing ones,” Jonathan said.

Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1994, his Master of Arts in History from the State University of New York At Albany in 1996, his Juris Doctor from New York University in 1999 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004.

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