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Calvin J. Jonker

Associate, Corporate

Mr. Jonker works on a variety of corporate matters as a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. His experience includes private equity, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, and intellectual property, with a focus on early-stage companies.

Before joining Gibbons, Mr. Jonker was an associate with the Cohen Business Law Group, apc in Los Angeles, California. In his time there he focused on emerging and tech-centered companies and was responsible for drafting and reviewing a wide variety of agreements relating to business formation, corporate and shareholder matters, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, data privacy, and other business operations. Additionally he supported the firm’s litigation team, with a primary focus on corporate and commercial disputes, as well as employment matters.

While in law school, Mr. Jonker served as a law clerk/legal intern with firms in the Los Angeles area and in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He also was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, and received honors in a number of student competitions, including the Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition and the UCLA MEMES Game Day Sports Case Competition. Mr. Jonker has been published in both the PIABA Bar Journal and the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Jonker obtained a master of science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration, and spent a number of years as a manager in upscale hotels.

Credentials

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution: Certificate in Dispute Resolution

University of New Orleans, Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration (M.S.)

Nicholls State University, John Folse Culinary Institute (B.S., magna cum laude)

Professional Admissions

State of New York

State of California (pending)

Legal Employment

Associate with Cohen Business Law Group in Los Angeles, CA, September 2019 – April 2022

Law Clerk with Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP in Los Angeles, CA, September 2018 – May 2019

Summer Intern with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 2018 – August 2018