Jeffrey J. Jones is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He was a member of the firm's Taxation, Finance & Financial Institutions, Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices, as well as the Food and Energy Industry Teams.
Mr. Jones focused his practice on general corporate and tax matters, including particular emphasis on taxation of investments, S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of the purchase and sale of small and medium sized businesses. He was an active member in Foley's renewable energy sector practice and regularly advised clients on the structuring and income tax aspects of Section 45 and Section 48 tax credit financings involving wind, solar and biomass energy projects. In addition, Mr. Jones actively practiced in advising clients in the formation and operation of hedge funds, investment partnerships and private equity funds, both onshore and offshore.
Mr. Jones was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1978 and the Florida Bar in 2008. He is a former member of the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Jones was Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (bachelor's degree in business administration, with distinction, 1975) and the University of Michigan (J.D., magna cum laude, 1978). At Michigan, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was associate editor and administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review.