Jonathan M. Reinstein
Jonathan Reinstein joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 in the firm's tax & benefits department, where he is primarily responsible for helping the group develop, retain, and share information and best practices, and keeping the group updated on key legal developments in the practice area. In addition, he advises clients on executive compensation, equity-based and other incentives, severance plans, and other compensatory arrangements and the associated tax and securities laws implications.
Jon also has experience advising clients with the ERISA aspects of private investment fund formation and investment, including how to structure and maintain a fund so that it qualifies as a venture capital operating company (a VCOC) or Real Estate Operating Company (REOC) or satisfies the so-called “25% test”, as well as ERISA fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions and exemptions.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, he was an associate in the employee benefits and executive compensation groups of two international law firms.
- Co-author, “3 Takeaways From Intel Retirement Plan Leaders' ERISA Win,” Ropes & Gray Practice Note (February 18, 2021)
- Co-author, “Boards, Shareholders and Executive Pay,” Cleary & PWC Present: The Executive Compensation Series (July 21, 2016)
- Co-author, “United States,” The Executive Remuneration Review (4th Ed., 2015)
- Co-author, “Nasdaq Proposes Tweaks to Compensation Committee Independence Requirements,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (December 24, 2013)
- JD, magna cum laude, New York Law School, 2013
- MS (Library and Information Science), summa cum laude, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, 2007
- BA (Anthropology), summa cum laude, Stony Brook University, 2006
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2014
- New Jersey, 2013
- New York Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020)