Ian Padilla Jong is an associate in the Corporate & Finance Group at Frankfurt Kurnit.
Ian specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital, representing founders, executives, and investors in connection with a wide range of corporate transactional matters.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ian was a corporate associate at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, where his practice focused on entity formation, corporate counseling, venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. At Gunderson, Ian represented a wide variety of technology companies from consumer internet, FinTech, telecommunications and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms. Additionally, while at Gunderson, Ian was on the team that facilitated the largest Series A funding in Australian history by a female-founded company.
Prior to Gunderson, Ian was an associate in the capital markets group at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he represented both public and private companies and business development companies, ensuring compliance in registration statements, underwriting agreements, and prospectuses.
Ian attended the UCLA School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of the La Raza Law Students Association and competed for UCLA's trial advocacy team. Ian earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in Criminology, Law and Society. While at Irvine, Ian competed as an NCAA athlete for Irvine’s Track and Field team, and also competed for Irvine’s Mock Trial team, which was ranked #1 in the nation at the time. Ian earned Rookie of the Year and All-American Awards while competing for the Mock Trial team.
Ian is passionate about his pro bono service, particularly with respect to criminal defense and immigration law, where his legal career began. Ian has represented clients in criminal defense and immigration proceedings, successfully expunging criminal records and securing asylum and even citizenship for individuals escaping persecution in their home countries.
Ian is an avid snowboarder, once braving Squaw Valley’s KT-22 8,100 foot summit in the middle of a snowstorm, barely escaping with his life.
Ian is admitted to practice in New York.
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New Laws Will Require Certain Companies to Disclose Formerly Anonymous “Beneficial Owners”
A federal law taking effect on January 1st 2024, and a New York law awaiting Governor Hochul’s signature, will require certain companies to disclose their beneficial owners to regulators. These are big changes for owners that had previously preferred to remain anonymous. Whom do the laws cover? And what information will need to be disclosed? Read more.