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New York University School of Law
New York, New York
LL.M., Taxation, 2017

University of Toledo College of Law
Toledo, Ohio
J.D., magna cum laude, 2016

University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
B.A., magna cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Corporate and Tax Attorney

Jake is a member of Varnum’s Business and Corporate Services Team with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), representing both buyers and sellers in complex and strategic investment transactions.

Jake assists clients in various industries with general corporate matters, including corporate governance, nondisclosure agreements, general contract matters, business formations, restructurings and dissolutions, disputes with customers and suppliers (including Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers), terms and conditions analysis and other matters.

Jake is also a member of Varnum’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice team and advises emerging companies on capital fundraising, including SAFE financing, preferred equity financing and securities law compliance.

In addition to his law degree, Jake holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in taxation and has experience in the areas of U.S. federal corporate taxation and assisting in advising clients on the tax aspects of complex transactions including tax structuring, tax modeling, and other transaction-related tax services.


Representation of a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based surveillance audit platforms in connection with a $1.5 million pre-seed SAFE capital raise.

Representation of a cloud-based intelligence platform in connection with its sale to a leading enterprise insights management SaaS platform.

Representation of a real estate investment platform in connection with a $8.25 million Series A capital round.

Representation of a mobility tech company in connection with its sale to a global digital agency.

Representation of a financial wellness software company in connection with a $2.6 million capital raise.

Representation of a content engagement provider in connection with its sale to a premier provider of products and services for the life sciences industry.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan: Taxation Section

Ohio State Bar Association

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