Well-respected for his depth of experience and his strong following nationally, Jonathan McCullough is noted by clients as a “stellar practitioner”, “a great strategist and a pleasure to work with”.
Co-head of the firm's corporate department, Jonathan has been practicing corporate and securities law for more than 30 years. A focus of his practice is private equity transactions, acting on behalf of both fund sponsors and institutional investors in organizing domestic and international private equity funds to invest in buyouts, mezzanine, venture capital, merchant banking, infrastructure and timber assets. He is familiar with all aspects of structuring, negotiating and completing such investments and with standards for investment policies, fees, returns and governance in this emerging asset class. Additionally, he has significant experience in assisting such funds with transactions, including investments, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and exits.
Jonathan was a founding partner of McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP prior to Bennett Jones and his firm joining forces in 2018.
"He is always very courteous in his negotiations and has a very impressive approach."
Jonathan speaks regularly, including at numerous legal education conferences, and publishes articles on corporate law issues. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in:
- Chambers Canada;
- Best Lawyers in Canada;
- Expert Guides – Private Equity;
- International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers;
- IFLR’s Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers;
- Lexpert Magazine; and
- PLC’s Cross-Border Private Equity Handbook.
Jonathan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.