Jonathan H. Gabriel



Jon Gabriel is a seasoned corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP providing pragmatic, business-oriented advice to public and private companies and private equity and venture investors in a wide range of industries. He focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions and venture and growth equity financings. Mr. Gabriel also advises growth companies, from start-up and early-stage through public offering or acquisition, on formation, financing, strategic transactions, cross-border, equity and executive compensation arrangements, corporate governance, and other matters.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Tier 1 automotive supplier in an $800 million strategic acquisition and a series of corporate venture capital investments focused on electrified mobility
  • Represented private equity sponsor in initial and follow-on acquisitions for a behavioral health platform
  • Represented privately held digital security company in $300 million sale to a large strategic acquirer
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in a strategic investment and joint venture with an early stage electrification technology company
  • Represented emerging company in connection with a minority investment by an overseas strategic investor
  • Represented growth equity investor in connection with multiple minority investments in healthcare and technology companies
  • Represented private equity client in $270 million acquisition of private equity-sponsored manufacturing company
  • Represented U.S. public company in $40 million cross-border acquisition of privately held software company
  • Represented rapidly growing technology company in multiple venture capital and strategic partner financing rounds
  • Represented start up social gaming software company in organizational and angel financing matters
  • Represented private equity-sponsored health care technology company in $130 million sale to major international corporation
  • Represented U.K. public company in $15 million U.S. joint venture buyout and related private share issuance
  • Represented U.S. public company in $20 million strategic acquisition of privately held software company


Mr. Gabriel has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists.


Mr. Gabriel received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005). He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary (B.A., 1996).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Gabriel is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations.  As part of his healthcare focus, Mr. Gabriel is a member of the Digital Transformation special interest group of the American Telemedicine Association.

Community Engagement

Mr. Gabriel is a leader of the efforts of Foley & Lardner LLP’s Boston office as part of the firm’s national partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, supporting the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work of the youth development organization’s Boston-based clubs.  He also serves on the board of overseers and as vice chair of the governance committee of the South Shore Conservatory.  He has previously served on the board of directors of South Shore Habitat for Humanity and as a consultant to the Center for Women & Enterprise, through which he provided pro bono advice to small businesses and start up entrepreneurs.