• Summary

    Susan Jon focuses her practice on representing private equity firms, asset managers and a range of other U.S. companies, in complex business transactions. She has extensive experience in advising her clients on acquisition transactions and in related transactional matters, including with respect to corporate formation, restructuring, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and real estate issues.  In the course of her representations, Ms. Jon also assists clients with day-to-day business matters, interfacing with both in-house counsel and business executives to understand her client's operational concerns, goals, and important customer, supplier, and other relationships, and helping them with complex contract drafting and negotiation and other matters. She strives to produce creative and collaborative solutions to challenges, risks, and growth opportunities presented by her clients.     

  • Background

    Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Mrs. Jon was an attorney with Arnold & Porter LLP (f/k/a Kaye Scholer LLP) where she had practiced from 2008 to 2016 (primarily in the Finance and Corporate practice groups).  Mrs. Jon started her career at Locke Lord. 

  • Representative Matters

    Representation of large financial institution in connection with reviewing, revising, and negotiating a large volume of commercial contracts

    Representation of Tall Tree Investment Management in the formation, financing and wind-down of its funds

    Acquisition by Sound Harbor Partners of asset management contracts

    Acquisition by Moelis Capital Partners of a multinational manufacturer of oral care products

    Representation of Dr. Fresh in general corporate and commercial transaction matters

    Acquisition by Schumacher Capital of a sportswear distributor

    Acquisition by Wind Point Partners of multiple manufacturers of cereal, granola and snack products

    Acquisition by Ryt-way Industries of packaging and equipment assets in multiple transactions

    Acquisition by Red Diamond Capital of a packaging manufacturer

    Sale of technology service provider to Freeman Audio Visual  

    Acquisition by Sterling Partners of records management company

    Acquisition by The Pritzker Group of online group travel company

  • Bar Admissions

    Bar of Illinois

  • Court Admissions

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

  • Speaking Engagements

    Panelist, 2008, Minorities in Large Law Firms, The Chicago Committee

    Panelist, 2007, Office of Diversity Education and Outreach, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

  • Education

    J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, (Executive Editor, Journal of International Law and Business)

    B.S. in Journalism, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

  • Community Service

    Mrs. Jon is a passionate advocate on behalf of her pro bono clients. In the course of her career, she has successfully obtained federal tax-exempt status on behalf of a non-profit, educational organization, written shareholder proposals on behalf of a non-profit, environmental organization, and represented a non-profit, women's organization in an asset acquisition and a landlord dispute. Since her time as an undergraduate student at Northwestern University, where she first assisted Korean Americans with immigration and naturalization applications, she has helped immigrant communities. Through the Heartland Alliance, she has successfully won political asylum on behalf of a Togolese immigrant and reunited an Iraqi immigrant with his newborn daughter in the U.S.  

  • Practice Areas

    Business & Corporate

    Business & Corporate Services

Susan Jon focuses her practice on representing private equity firms, asset managers and a range of other U.S. companies, in complex business transactions. She has extensive experience in advising her clients on acquisition transactions and in related transactional matters, including with respect to corporate formation, restructuring, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and real estate issues.  In the course of her representations, Ms. Jon also assists clients with day-to-day business matters, interfacing with both in-house counsel and business executives to understand her client's operational concerns, goals, and important customer, supplier, and other relationships, and helping them with complex contract drafting and negotiation and other matters. She strives to produce creative and collaborative solutions to challenges, risks, and growth opportunities presented by her clients.     

Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Mrs. Jon was an attorney with Arnold & Porter LLP (f/k/a Kaye Scholer LLP) where she had practiced from 2008 to 2016 (primarily in the Finance and Corporate practice groups).  Mrs. Jon started her career at Locke Lord. 

Representation of large financial institution in connection with reviewing, revising, and negotiating a large volume of commercial contracts

Representation of Tall Tree Investment Management in the formation, financing and wind-down of its funds

Acquisition by Sound Harbor Partners of asset management contracts

Acquisition by Moelis Capital Partners of a multinational manufacturer of oral care products

Representation of Dr. Fresh in general corporate and commercial transaction matters

Acquisition by Schumacher Capital of a sportswear distributor

Acquisition by Wind Point Partners of multiple manufacturers of cereal, granola and snack products

Acquisition by Ryt-way Industries of packaging and equipment assets in multiple transactions

Acquisition by Red Diamond Capital of a packaging manufacturer

Sale of technology service provider to Freeman Audio Visual  

Acquisition by Sterling Partners of records management company

Acquisition by The Pritzker Group of online group travel company

Bar of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Panelist, 2008, Minorities in Large Law Firms, The Chicago Committee

Panelist, 2007, Office of Diversity Education and Outreach, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, (Executive Editor, Journal of International Law and Business)

B.S. in Journalism, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

Mrs. Jon is a passionate advocate on behalf of her pro bono clients. In the course of her career, she has successfully obtained federal tax-exempt status on behalf of a non-profit, educational organization, written shareholder proposals on behalf of a non-profit, environmental organization, and represented a non-profit, women's organization in an asset acquisition and a landlord dispute. Since her time as an undergraduate student at Northwestern University, where she first assisted Korean Americans with immigration and naturalization applications, she has helped immigrant communities. Through the Heartland Alliance, she has successfully won political asylum on behalf of a Togolese immigrant and reunited an Iraqi immigrant with his newborn daughter in the U.S.