Jonathan D. Morris has more than 20 years of experience representing clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and joint ventures across various industries. As a deputy leader of the firm’s global corporate and business transactions practice, Jon has represented strategic companies and private equity funds in hundreds of transactions involving both publicly traded and privately held enterprises. He also advises on strategic alliances, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters. While he works across all industries, Jon has a strong focus in the energy and infrastructure, healthcare, and food and beverage sectors.
Jon was named a BTI M&A Client Service All-Star in 2021 and is routinely ranked by leading publications including The Legal 500, IFLR, and Super Lawyers.
Jon is a member of the firm’s Advisory Board, was previously a co-leader of the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice, and is a former member of the firm's Diversity Committee.
Energy and Infrastructure Transactions
Food and Beverage
Recognized, BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars, BTI Consulting (2021)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019–2022)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Private equity buyouts, The Legal 500 US (2022)
Recommended, Finance: Project finance, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2019, 2020)
Recommended, Finance: Project finance: advice to sponsor, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Notable Practitioner for M&A, IFLR1000 (2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2012–2016)
Recognized, New York Super Lawyers (2015–2017)
Recognized, New York Metro Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers (2013–2014)
Recognized, Top 40 Under 40, Legal Adviser category, The M&A Advisor (2014)
Managing Editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform