Jonathan B. Wilson

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Jonathan B. Wilson is an experienced business lawyer who enjoys solving complex business and transactional problems for clients. He applies his more than 30 years of experience as an in-house lawyer, business adviser and strategist to help business executives and owners achieve negotiated solutions to technology and financial transactions.

Mr. Wilson is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Business Department and his practice includes corporate securities, corporate finance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. He represents Fortune 100, middle-market and start-up companies.

Mr. Wilson was the general counsel or chief legal officer of Interland Inc., Web.com Group Inc. and EasyLink Services International Corp., where he advised senior management and the boards of directors on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, NASDAQ compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley matters, corporate governance, governmental affairs, contracts, litigation, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Wilson spent the first 10 years of his career in private practice with large Atlanta law firms, including a leading international firm and one of the nation’s most prestigious corporate firms.

Mr. Wilson has represented both large and small companies in outsourcing, patent licensing, software licensing, distribution and strategic alliance agreements.

Affiliations

  • Internet Industry Committee, ABA Public Utility Section, Chair, 1996-2009
  • Renewable Energy Committee, American Bar Association Public Utility Section, Chair, 2009-2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Executive Committee, International Law Section, 1998-2001
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors, 1995-1998

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2022
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Technology Law, 2010-2012, Corporate Law, 2013-2014, 2016, 2018, Business Law, 2018-2019

Practice Areas

  • Bitcoin
  • Cannabis
  • Corporate & Business
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Finance & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government & Internal Investigations
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Restaurant
  • Staffing
  • Tax
  • Technology

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law, JD, 1991
  • College of William and Mary, BA, with honors, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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