Jonathan (JT) Mann
JT began his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable Conrad K. Cyr of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After his clerkship, he moved to Seoul, Korea and served as a foreign legal counselor for a major Korean law firm’s international Fortune 500 clients. JT subsequently joined the corporate department of a top Boston law firm before pursuing an in-house legal career.
As the former general counsel to several companies, JT has acquired more than 20 years of experience handling US and international legal and business issues. Prior to joining Wilchins Cosentino & Novins, JT was COO and general counsel at a venture capital-backed startup that was a spin-out of the MIT Chemistry Department. Previously, he was general counsel for an IT staffing, life sciences and biometrics consulting company and for a multinational temporary staffing company.
JT is proficient in Spanish, learning Portuguese, and has extensive international experience representing multinational companies in business deals around the world, with specialties including start-ups, closely-held businesses, acquisitions and licensing.
JT received an “In-House Leader in the Law” award by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2009. He was also a finalist for an “ESQ Award” by SmartCEO in 2015. He earned an A.B. in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law.
Professional Associations, Memberships & Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Active member, First Parish Church in Weston (Unitarian Universalist)
Honors & Recognition
Massachusetts In-House Leader in the Law (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly) – 2009
ESQ Award Finalist (Smart CEO) – 2015
News, Events & Publications
Best Practices for General Counsel: Understanding the Legal Department’s Role in Establishing and Achieving Company Goals (Thomson Reuters)
- Business Law
- Formation & Organization
- Business Strategy & Management
- Acquisitions & Divestitures
- Agreements & Contracts
- Succession Planning & Exit Strategies
- Intellectual Property
- International Business Transactions
- Employment Law
- Employment Law for Employers
- Employment Law for Employees
University of Maine School of Law, JD
Stanford University, A.B., Political Science
- New York