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GERALD G. "JERRY" CHACON , JR.

PARTNER

  • LL.M., 1995
    Taxation
    Boston University
  • J.D., 1991
    U.C. Davis School of Law
  • B.S., 1988
    Petroleum Engineering
    Stanford University
Gerald GJerry ChaconJr
135 Commonwealth Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
650.752.3154

Jerry Chacon is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Practice. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2007.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Chacon’s practice primarily focuses on advising venture capital and other private equity funds in their formation and operation.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Chacon has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past chair of both the San Francisco Peninsula Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar (1992-1993) and the Tax Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (1997). Mr. Chacon is a former adjunct lecturer (1996-2002) in the School of Taxation at Golden Gate University, where he taught a course in partnership taxation to graduate accounting students.

MEDIA

Over the course of his career, Mr. Chacon has written and lectured extensively on tax and business planning.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Chacon was of counsel in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he was a senior member of the fund services practice. Before that, he practiced in Rosenblum, Parish & Isaacs’ business transactions practice group and as a tax attorney with Hopkins & Carley, both in San Jose, California. In 1990, Mr. Chacon was an extern for the Honorable Edward J. Garcia of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Chacon is admitted to practice in California.