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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.

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

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.

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.

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