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    BA, 1994
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Theodore Jones
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2140 tel
225.248.3140 fax

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Ted Jones is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He counsels companies, pooled investment vehicles and other funds, investment banks and underwriters, and individual and institutional investors on a range of securities transactions and regulatory matters. 

Ted advises public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, investment banks and underwriters, and individual and other institutional investors in connection with securities offerings, other financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and recapitalizations, corporate governance, and public finance matters. Ted also advises private fund managers, investment bankers and other investment advisors, and broker-dealers with respect to compliance under federal and state securities laws and regulations.

Some of his recent matters include public and private acquisitions and divestitures, equity rollovers, private equity fund formations and investments, angel investor, venture capital, and later-stage financings, convertible debt transactions, SAFE transactions, state and federal investment adviser registrations and compliance, public bond market financings, revenue/royalty participations, and some strategic joint ventures.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Ted was an investment banker with the Baton Rouge office of Stephens Inc. and practiced corporate and securities law in Silicon Valley. Immediately following law school, he served as legislative counsel to the Honorable W.J. "Billy" Tauzin of the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC.  

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Presentations

  • "What to Expect When You’re Expecting: For New Entrepreneurs", March 2018, New Orleans Entrepreneur Week
  • "Good Corporate Housekeeping", February 27, 2018, ASPIRE Life Sciences Workshop
  • "Bootstraps to Baller: Funding in the In-Between Phase", November 16, 2017, Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week
  • "The Angels’ Perspective: Insights to What Angel Investors Seek As They Assess Early Stage Business Models and Concepts", March 17, 2016, Louisiana Angel Summit
  • "The Law of Venture Capital Finance", February 5, 2016, Continuing Legal Education, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • "Handling the Sale of a Business, Professionalism: Bringing Aspirational Ideals to Practice", November 12, 2015, National Business Institute
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Publications

  • "Perspectives on Venture-Backed Companies"
    The Venture Capital Legal Handbook, 2004
  • 'The Doctrine of Securities Act "Integration"'
    Securities Regulation Law Journal, Winter 2001
  • "Textualism and Legal Process Theory: Alternative Approaches to Statutory Interpretation"
    26 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 45, 2000

Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Cinderella Project of Baton Rouge, Board of Directors
  • Forward Arts, Board of Directors
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber, 2016 Leadership Class
  • The Guardsmen of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California