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Jonathan H. Gabriel


Jonathan H. Gabriel


Jon Gabriel is a seasoned corporate lawyer providing pragmatic, business-oriented advice to public and private companies and private equity and venture investors in a wide range of industries. He is a partner in the firm’s Transactions Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing and Health Care & Life Sciences Sectors.

Jon focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions and venture and growth equity financings. He also advises growth companies, from start-up through exit, 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 US$800m 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 US$300m sale to a large strategic acquirer
  • 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 US$270m acquisition of private equity-sponsored manufacturing company
  • Represented U.S. public company in US$40m cross-border acquisition of privately held software company
  • Represented rapidly growing technology company in multiple venture capital and strategic partner financing rounds
  • Represented private equity-sponsored health care technology company in US$130m sale to major international corporation
  • Represented U.K. public company in US$15m U.S. joint venture buyout and related private share issuance
  • Represented U.S. public company in US$20m strategic acquisition of privately held software company


  • Member, Boston and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Digital Transformation special interest group of the American Telemedicine Association

Community Involvement

  • Leads the firm’s efforts in the Boston office as part of the 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
  • Serves on the board of overseers and as vice chair of the governance committee of the South Shore Conservatory
  • 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
20 September 2023 Dashboard Insights

Foley Automotive Forum Brings Together Industry Leaders at North American International Auto Show

As the City of Detroit welcomed the North American International Auto Show last week, Foley & Lardner LLP hosted industry leaders at its annual Automotive Forum for a discussion of the critical areas spanning business and legal issues facing the automotive industry.
15 August 2023 In the News

Jonathan Gabriel and Steven Hilfinger Discuss M&A in the Manufacturing Sector

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Jonathan Gabriel and Steven Hilfinger are quoted in the Mergers & Acquisitions article, “M&A More Nuanced as Companies Seek Technology for Smart Manufacturing,” discussing the shift in the manufacturing sector generated by the rise of smart manufacturing technologies.
11 July 2023 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2023

As we embark on the second half of 2023, this second annual Manufacturing White Paper examines the business and legal considerations that continue to impact the industry and offers the perspectives and insights of attorneys with deep experience serving as trusted advisors to manufacturing companies.
06 July 2022 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Top Legal Issues Facing the Manufacturing Sector in 2022

As the global economy faces the third year of the pandemic, manufacturers are no longer focused on figuring out when things will return to “normal.”
12 November 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises Digital Guardian in Acquisition by HelpSystems

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Digital Guardian, a leader in data loss prevention and managed detection and response, in its acquisition by HelpSystems, a software company focused on information technology.
01 February 2020 Press Releases

Foley Announces Election of 18 New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 18 lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective February 1, 2020.