Jason Acevedo

Jason Acevedo

Corporate Counsel

Providing Expert Operational Insights.

Informed by a history in corporate law, Jason works with Safeguard’s deal team, supervising legal processes and providing legal guidance and resources to Safeguard’s partner companies.

At Safeguard, Jason works with our healthcare and technology deal teams, supervising legal processes around deploying capital into new and existing partner companies. In addition, Jason assists our partner companies in a variety of areas including employment, executive compensation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, intellectual property and debt financing.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Jason was an associate in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, where his practice focused on representing emerging businesses and other high-growth private and public companies throughout every stage of their lifecycle, in many cases acting as their general outside counsel. Jason also represented seed and venture capital investors, private equity investors, institutional investors, and strategic investors in investment and portfolio company transactions. His practice also concentrated on a variety of complex transactional matters, including private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate partnering, joint venture, and other strategic transactions. Jason started his career as a trading analyst in New York with Salomon Smith Barney.

Jason graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a B.S. in Finance and received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and M.B.A. from the Villanova University School of Business.

"Early- and growth-stage companies shouldn't underestimate the power of a partner who has real-world entrepreneurial experience. We’ve walked in your shoes, understand the opportunities and challenges you face, and can provide proven perspective to effectively navigate your path to value."

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