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Jonathan Dhanawade

Of Counsel, Paul Hastings LLP

Jonathan Dhanawade is Of Counsel in the Private Equity and M&A practices at Paul Hastings.

Jonathan regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, carve-out transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings and equity investments (including PIPEs and growth equity investments). He also counsels clients on a range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements.

Representative transactions have ranged in size from several million dollars to several billion dollars and have covered a wide array of industries, including aviation, business and financial services, education, healthcare, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, software and technology.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Jonathan was a partner in the Chicago office of a multinational law firm.


  1. How do I capitalize by product/business?
  2. What are the tax implications of investing in equity versus other types of investments?
  3. What are the benefits of investing in equity versus debt instruments?
  4. Capitalization, investment, equity and employment related matters.