Jon K. Jurva concentrates his practice in corporate and securities matters. He focuses his practice on representing foundations, endowments, funds of funds and other institutional investors in making real estate, venture capital, private equity and hedge fund investments. In addition, Jon represents general partners in the formation and operation of a variety of private investment funds and funds of funds. During his work with general partners and limited partners, he has advised clients on numerous matters relating to the operation of private investment funds, including key person events, management transitions and other significant events. Jon calls on his experience in representing both general partners and limited partners to help clients craft workable solutions to resolve such matters.

He also regularly advises private and public companies on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions.

Jon has counseled a wide variety of start-up ventures through their initial organization and fundraising.

Clients appreciate Jon’s reasoned and pragmatic approach to guiding transactions to closing while closely protecting their interests.

  • Experience

    Jon’s representative transactions include:

    • Continuing representation of a Chicago-based investment manager with respect to the formation of private equity funds of funds, including negotiations with a wide variety of public pension funds, and the ongoing operation of those funds of funds.
    • Representation of investment professionals in the formation of a long-short equity hedge fund.
    • Representation of prominent institutional investors as limited partners in numerous domestic and international private equity, venture capital, real estate and hedge fund investments.
    • Representation of an investment manager in connection with registering with the SEC as an investment adviser.
    • Representation of an investment adviser during an SEC compliance inspection and examination.
    • Representation of a Washington, D.C.-based investment manager in the formation of a hedge fund.
    • Representation of a public company in the distribution industry with respect to a series of acquisitions of competitors throughout the United States.
    • Representation of a privately wine distributor in an acquisition of a beer distributor in Oregon from a publicly held company.
    • Representation of a subsidiary of a publicly traded company in the gaming industry in a $200 million acquisition of energy project assets.
  • Credentials


    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999
    • Fulbright Scholar – Brazil , 1994
    • University of Michigan, A.B., 1991, with distinction

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois

            Professional Memberships

            American Bar Association

            Institutional Investors Committee

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            Speeches & Presentations

            “Commonly Negotiated Private Equity Fund Terms,” (presenter), Muller & Monroe Asset Management’s Back Office Exchange, Chicago, IL (October 11, 2014)

            “Institutional Limited Partners Association Private Equity Principles: A Guide for Improving GP/LP Relations,” (co-presenter) Muller & Monroe Asset Management’s Back Office Exchange, Chicago, IL (October 14, 2011)

            “Dodd-Frank’s Impact on Investment Adviser Registration: What Does It Mean for You?,” (co-presenter), Schiff Hardin LLP Webinar (April 13, 2011)

            “Dodd-Frank’s Impact on Private Equity Funds and Other Recent Legal Developments,” Muller & Monroe Asset Management’s Back Office Exchange, Chicago,IL (November 2, 2010)

            “Placement Agents Panel Discussion,” (panelist) Muller & Monroe Asset Management's Back Office Exchange, Chicago,IL (October 2, 2009)

            “Alternative Investments in the Aftermath of the Credit Crisis,” American College of Investment Counsel, 2009 Annual Spring Investment Forum, Chicago,IL (April 23, 2009)

          • Citizenship

            Pro Bono Activities

            Jon has devoted hundreds of hours to pro bono advocacy.  He recently represented Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. in its merger with JourneyCare, Inc. and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  He earlier represented Lake Forest Symphony Association, Inc. in a transaction with Music Institute of Chicago.

            Civic and Charitable Memberships

            Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Chapter of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce.

            Jon serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation Board of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.