Practice Areas

Corporate and Securities Law

Education

Syracuse University (B.A., 1993)

New York Law School (J.D., 1996)

Bar Admissions

New York

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Jonathan A. Zalkin
Associate

Email: jzalkin@kanekessler.com
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Tel: 212.519.5195
Fax: 212.245.3009


Jonathan Zalkin is a senior associate in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group. He has extensive experience representing and advising public and privately-held companies in all areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions as well as public and private equity and debt offerings and other capital markets transactions. In addition, Mr. Zalkin counsels clients with respect to shareholder activism and proxy contests, securities law compliance, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting issues, NYSE and Nasdaq compliance, corporate governance issues and general corporate matters.

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Representative Transactions

  • Represented a multi-million dollar private investment fund in its public company activist activities, including several proxy contests resulting in the successful solicitation of proxies in support of the election of slates of directors to the boards of directors of a number of its portfolio companies.
  • Represented public company manufacturer and distributor of military and law enforcement products in its acquisitions of numerous public and private companies engaged in manufacturing, marketing and distributing various components, equipment and products used in the defense and law enforcement industries for prices ranging from $20 million to $1.1 billion.
  • Represented public company in its simultaneous acquisition of two privately-owned companies in the outdoor sports and recreation industry for an aggregate purchase price of $135 million.
  • Represented various public companies in numerous public offerings of equity securities and debt securities, including senior notes and senior subordinated secured notes, in amounts ranging from $40 million to $325 million.
  • Represented various public companies in connection with their ongoing regulatory compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including filing Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, Definitive Proxy Statements on Schedule 14A, as well as registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Represented public and private companies in connection with employment agreements, shareholders agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, and other commercial arrangements.