As Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate, Finance & Acquisitions practice group, Jennifer Watson advises clients on a range of business matters, including negotiating and documenting a variety of mergers and acquisitions, including counseling and filing mandatory declaration under CFIUS, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, private placements and investments, joint ventures, general corporate and shareholder issues, and employee benefits matters. Jennifer is personally committed not only to understanding her client’s business operations, but also to getting to know each individual she serves. Jennifer is valued for her unwavering work ethic when pursuing client objectives and negotiating on their behalf to realize the right outcome.
In addition to being a lawyer, Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), which allows her to add value beyond the law. Jennifer assists clients with entity selection and formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities, including counseling on the international, federal and state tax implications of these structures. She advises on structuring transactions, including devising solutions for parties involved in unique and non-traditional transactions, drafting and negotiating principal transaction agreements, as well as conducting due diligence and the requisite filings. As part of her employee benefits practice, Jennifer designs, drafts, reviews and advises on executive compensation and employment agreements, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans.
Jennifer is at her best meeting new people, interacting with different cultures, learning new businesses, and helping foreign clients to establish and expand their companies in the U.S. She has successfully represented a variety of businesses from Japan, England, Sri Lanka, Australia, Germany and India, among others. Appreciated for being responsive and working within each client’s particular time zone, Jennifer is focused on an efficient closing and a smooth transition supported by sound legal structure.