Jonathan Golden is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Golden is chair of the firm and a member of the Executive Committee. With more than 50 years’ experience practicing law, Mr. Golden currently serves on a number of and previously served on various other boards of both private and public companies, thus providing him with deep experience in corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues.
Mr. Golden focuses his practice on transactional matters, including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, and equity and debt financings. Mr. Golden’s clients include publicly held and private companies in the technology, healthcare, distribution and retail industries.
Mr. Golden has taken more than a dozen companies from startup to listing on the New York Stock Exchange, including Sysco Corporation, the largest food distribution company in the world. He has led Sysco corporation through more than 100 acquisitions, dozens of public company offerings, and listing on the NYSE, and he currently serves on the company’s board of directors. Mr. Golden also serves on the board of directors of Rich Products Corporation, is chairman of The Livingston Foundation, and is trustee of The Southern Center for International Studies and the Woodruff Arts Center. He previously served on the boards of directors of The Profit Recovery Group International Inc., Intermedics Inc., Automatic Service Company, and Butler Shoe Corporation. Mr. Golden has also served as an adjunct professor at Emory Law School in the subjects of mergers and acquisitions as well as securities and corporate finance.