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Jonas Marson
Jonas A. Marson
Special Counsel
San Francisco +1 415 591 7088 jmarson@cov.com Download V-card

Jonas Marson is a corporate lawyer with over a decade and a half of experience in representing clients in complicated mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. Mr. Marson provides practical legal advice to help his clients achieve their business objectives.

Over the years, Mr. Marson has advised key stakeholders in acquisitions and dispositions of companies, business divisions and core assets as well as in minority investments, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

  • Represented Pandora Media, Inc. in its acquisition of Next Big Sound, Inc.
  • Represented Aspera, Inc. in its sale to IBM.
  • Represented BBVA Compass in its acquisition of Simple Finance Technology Corp.
  • Represented Oplink Communications, Inc. in its $445 million sale to Koch Industries.
  • Represented UCB S.A. in its acquisition of a majority interest in Meizler Biopharma, S.A.
  • Represented The Washington Post Company in the sale of Newsweek to Dr. Sidney Harman.
  • Represented Financial Federal Corporation in its $738 million sale to People's United Financial, Inc.
  • Represented a large pharmaceutical company in its antitrust divestiture of a pharmaceutical product. 
  • Represented OptiSolar Inc. in its $400 million sale of its project development business to First Solar, Inc.
  • Represented Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its $195 million sale to Pfizer Inc.
  • Represented the inventors of a compound in the sale of a portion of their pharmaceutical royalty interests in the compound to a private equity fund.
  • Represented Coty Inc. in its acquisition of Del Laboratories from Kelso & Company and its $380 million sale of Del Pharmaceuticals to Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Represented Charlesbank Capital Partners in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Horn Industrial Services.
  • Represented The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the $1.475 billion sale of its Engineering Products Division to The Carlyle Group.
  • Represented Thomson Reuters in the sales of its Thomson Medical Education business to ABRY Partners and its Physicians' Desk Reference business to Health Care Notification Network.

Pro Bono

  • Advised a non-profit corporation that supports emerging artists in the photographic arts in corporate governance matters.
  • Advised clients through the New York City Bar Association’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project on the formation of local businesses.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bar Association of San Francisco