Jason R. Parnell
Jason Parnell is a Corporate Associate in the downtown Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Jason represents public and private companies, investors, institutional lenders, issuers, trustees, and investment funds in a wide variety of corporate and real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, private equity and financing arrangements, venture capital, asset-backed securitizations, and land acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Seyfarth, Jason litigated bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, trade secret, trademark, copyright, tax, and SEC matters for a prominent national law firm.
Jason is also a published author where he has written law review articles on a variety of legal topics, including whether CEOs, franchisors, and franchisees can be held liable for making controversial political statements that harm their company’s brand name, the ongoing impact of the Financial Crisis on the franchise dealer business model of the U.S. auto industry, and the legal hurdles to doing business in a nuclear North Korea.
Beyond his legal work and writing, Jason is an active member of a number of organizations and foundations, including the Executive Committee of the Barristers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the Board of Directors of the LACBA Counsel for Justice, the LACBA Business and Corporations Law Section, the Corporations Committee of the State Bar of California, the Board of Directors of Sigma Beta Xi Youth Foundation, and the Alliance for Children’s Rights. For fun, Jason plays organized basketball, travels internationally, and practices Krav Maga.
Jason received his J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Florida and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in law school, Jason was a national mock trial competition finalist for the University of Florida Trial Team where he presented cases and argued legal motions on a variety of civil and contractual disputes. Jason also served as a judicial extern for three different courts where he performed research and drafted orders on a variety of federal and state issues, including commercial contract disputes, piercing the corporate veil, Ponzi schemes, and corporate fraud.