Jonathan F. Wolcott is a corporate services attorney in Holland & Knight's Tysons office and practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law. He represents public and private companies and their boards, investment banks, private equity funds and individual investors in a variety of transactional, securities law compliance and capital raising activities.
Mr. Wolcott has completed numerous merger, acquisition and disposition transactions involving public and private companies, private equity firms and individual investors. He has extensive experience from both the buy and sell sides, with transaction participants ranging from small closely held businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes numerous leveraged buyouts, as well as acquisitions and sales of ESOP-owned companies.
In addition, Mr. Wolcott serves as outside securities counsel to public companies and investors regarding compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stock market rules, corporate governance matters, preparation of periodic reports and proxy statements, public and private offering activities, merger and tender offer transactions, and proxy battles.
Mr. Wolcott represents a diverse range of businesses in areas such as government contracting, mortgage and financial services, restaurants, internet-based business services, waste management, telecommunications, biotechnology and employee consulting. He has particular knowledge and extensive experience representing government defense, intelligence and IT services companies, as well as affiliated private equity sponsors, in mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. Mr. Wolcott also serves as outside counsel to investment banks concentrating on the government contracting sector.
Mr. Wolcott is dedicated to serving his community and those in need both inside and outside of Holland & Knight. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Carpenter's Shelter, a leading organization that addresses homelessness in Alexandria, Va., serving approximately 750 homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families annually. He has also served since 2011 on the Board of Directors and as outside pro bono counsel for The Art League, the largest visual arts education organization in the Washington, D.C., region, teaching more than 7,000 students annually. Mr. Wolcott also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria from 2011 to 2017. He was a Sunday school teacher for numerous years in the Journey to Adulthood (J2A) and Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) programs at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, and currently chairs an ad hoc Facilities Planning Committee at the church. He also has served on Episcopal Diocese of Virginia committees addressing proposed Diocesan annual convention resolutions.
Mr. Wolcott is the partner in charge of the Public and Charitable Service department in Holland & Knight's Tysons office, overseeing all of the office's pro bono and community service activities.
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