Kunzler Law Group Adds Former BioMed Realty Trust General Counsel As A Partner In San Diego

Jun 12, 2017 - (Newswire)

- Kunzler Law Group is pleased to announce that Jon Klassen has joined Kunzler as a Partner in the Corporate group in San Diego. Mr. Klassen previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc., a NYSE-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on providing real estate to the life science industry. He was a key member of the company's executive leadership team and trusted counsel to the board of directors. He joined the company shortly after its $400 million initial public offering, and participated in its growth to $8 billion in assets prior to its acquisition by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. in 2016.

Mr. Klassen's practice centers around corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general company representation. He has deep experience advising companies and boards of directors, providing legal and business advice on commercial and financing transactions, corporate governance, risk management and insurance, human resources, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investing, intellectual property and tax matters. He also has overseen the structuring, negotiation and closing of a variety of complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital and commercial transactions.

"We are excited to have a sophisticated and experienced attorney like Jon join the firm," said Corporate Partner Curtis Oscarson. "I have had the pleasure of working with Jon for a number of years as a client of our firm. He is a highly respected general counsel, and his deep understanding of the business and legal landscape will be an asset to the firm. His understanding of the client's perspective also will be invaluable as we continue to expand the firm's capabilities for our clients."

Mr. Klassen began his career in law as a corporate associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, a full-service global law firm, where he focused on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general company representation. His clients included issuers, underwriters and investors in public and private offerings, including venture capital financings and strategic investments, and buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and asset acquisitions. He also acted as regular outside corporate and securities counsel to a number of clients, and represented clients across a variety of industries, including life science, healthcare, communications, wireless, retail and real estate.

Mr. Klassen earned his J.D. degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences. He is a member of the California State Bar, and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children.

About Kunzler Law Group

Kunzler Law Group provides a powerful synergy of focused legal disciplines that is unique to most conventional law firms. Our corporate, intellectual property, and litigation attorneys provide expertise in the areas of the law considered by many to be the most frequently encountered by emerging and established tech companies. For example, many tech companies looking for help with corporate structuring and raising capital, also need help protecting proprietary innovations and addressing employment disputes. Our clients quickly understand the value of having one firm represent the core legal needs most critical to their success. Additional information is available at www.kunzlerlaw.com.


Jeremy Adamson

Partner, Kunzler Law Group

(801) 939-3684


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