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Professor Jason M. Gordon is a dedicated educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. His primary research focuses on early-stage business organizations, inter-organizational relationships, and transactions relevant to growth-based ventures. He has worked with dozens of entrepreneurs and small businesses as a legal practitioner and consultant. His latest entrepreneurial venture can be seen at www.TipMeNot.com.

Note: Georgia Gwinnett College is not affiliated with The Business Professor.

Curriculum Vitae (get CV)   

(Last Updated September 2016)


– Multi-contextual “Opportunity”: Generation, Identification, Exploitation, Inhibitions

– Startup Law (Entity Growth and Equity Funding Transactions)

– Entrepreneurship Procedures and Startup (Growth-based) Strategy



GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE, BUSINESS SCHOOL                                          Lawrenceville, GA

08/12 – Present   Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Management

— Courses: Business Law; Legal Environment of Business, Business Communications; Business Negotiations; Entrepreneurship; Applied Entrepreneurship; Directed Study – Entrepreneurship Project

— Develop college entrepreneurship program; work with numerous students on startup ventures

— Serve on school committees; mentor and advise students, conduct legal studies and management research.

07/14 – Present   Business School Internship Coordinator

— Work with employers and students to foster employer-student opportunities.

— Course: Professional Development – Focusing on career development and opportunities.

05/16 – Present   Co-Founder/Co-Director                                                                              

— Institutional Entrepreneurship Accelerator – Work with student on entrepreneurial ventures.

— Record quantitative and qualitative data for academic research.

 EMORY UNIVERSITY GOIZUETA BUSINESS SCHOOL                                                      Atlanta, GA

Fa16                 Adjunct Lecturer

— Course: Business Negotiations (MBA – 3 Credit Hour Course)

Sp14, Sp15         Contract Lecturer

— Course: Business Law: Essentials for Managers (MBA – Mid-Semester Module – 1 Credit Hour Course)

Fa11, Sp12        Professor’s Teaching Assistant

— Courses: Business Communications (BBA), Entrepreneurship (MBA); Applied Entrepreneurship (MBA)


Sp02                 Spanish Conversation Instructor (TA),                                                  Charleston, SC

— Courses: Teach (2) one-credit-hour Spanish conversation courses to college students.

Fa01                 UNIVERSIDAD de DIEGO PORTALES                                                      Santiago, Chile

Professor’s Aid, (Internship), Commercial Engineering Department

— Courses: English Language: Design lesson plans and teach English conversation courses to Chilean students


UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW                                                         Tuscaloosa, AL

— L.L.M. (Business Transactions), Magna Cum Laude, July 2014

EMORY UNIVERSITY (GOIZUETA BUSINESS SCHOOL)                                                  Atlanta, GA

— B.A., (Entrepreneurship), Beta Gamma Sigma (Top 10%), May 2012

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW                                               Columbia, SC

— J.D., (Commercial Law), (Class Rank: 90/244), May 2006

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON                                                                                                   Charleston, SC

— A., (Spanish) Magma Cum Laude, May 2003

— Foreign Study: University of Veritas (Costa Rica); University of Diego Portales (Chile)


— Graduate Certificate, (12 weeks) Feb – May 2007


(BusinessProfessor, Inc a self-directed 501(c)(3) non-profit)

Business Law: An Introduction 1 – 655 (Business Professor, Inc. 2016)

Understanding Contract Law for Entrepreneurs and Managers 1-110 (Business Professor, Inc. 2015)

Understanding Business Entities for Managers & Entrepreneurs 1-125 (Business Professor, Inc. 2015)

A Business Plan for Growth-Based Ventures 1-104 (Business Professor, Inc. 2014)


(Peer or Editorial Board Reviewed)

 — The Risk-Shifting Effect of Business Bankruptcy: A Statutory Solution to Provide Additional Protections for Personal Guarantors of Debts by Closely-held Business Ventures, 32 (1) Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 67-85 (2015) (Co-author Dr. Robert. J. Landry, Asst. Prof. Jacksonville State University)

— Perception, Trust, and Control: The Value Effect of Venture Capital Term Sheet Provisions as Risk Allocation Tools, 4 Bus. & Entrepreneurial L. Rev. 195 (2015)(Co-author David Orozco, Ass. Prof. Florida State University).

 — Bitcoin Mining Pools: Regulation Under Securities Law, J. Law & Tech. (Spring 2015) (Co-authors Benjamin Akins, Asst. Professor and Jennifer Chapman, Assoc. Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College)

— A Whole New World: Taxation Consideration in the Bitcoin Economy, 12 Tax. Rev. 1-32 (2014) (Co-written with Prof. Benjamin Akins and Prof. Jennifer Chapman of GGC School of Business) (Lead Article).

— Entrepreneurial Law Programs and Legal Needs, (Proceedings: Emory’s Fourth Biennial Conference on Transactional Education, June 6-7, 2014), 15(3) Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 727 -754 (2014) (Co-authors Prof. Richard Benham, Prof. Elizabeth Farrell-Clifford, and Prof. Steve Black).

 — A Shield of Disadvantage: Legal Entity Status within Guardian-Adolescent Entrepreneurial Ventures, 9(1) Ohio St. Entrepreneurial Bus. L. J. 1-32 (2014) (Lead Article).

— The Role of Mindfulness in Entrepreneurial Market Analysis (2014), Res. Mktg. & Entrep. Vol. 16. No. 1, (Co-written with Dr. Tracey King Schaller, Asst. Prof. Georgia Gwinnett College ) (Lead Article).

— Disparity in State Court Application of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act to Child Custody Proceedings: 2008 Amendment, J. Fam. Law. Volume 3, No. 23 (Fall 2009).

— Legal Assistance: The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Protecting Soldiers Against Predatory Lending, The Army Lawyer, (April 2008) at 30.



— Law and Entrepreneurship Education: Bridging the Divide Between Attorney and Entrepreneur (Submitted)

— A Comparative Evaluation of Valuation Techniques in Startup Ventures (Working)

— If the Wright Brothers Never Got Off the Ground, Will Securities Regulation Exemptions Change Things? (Working)

— Fiduciary Duties in Entrepreneurial Ventures with Adolescents (Working)


— A Comparative Evaluation of Valuation Techniques in Startup Ventures, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Juan, PR, August, 2016.

— Fiduciary Duties in Entrepreneurial Ventures with Adolescents, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2015.

— If the Wright Brothers Never Got Off the Ground, Will Securities Regulation Exemptions Lead to the Next Mark Zuckerberg?, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2015.

— Personal Guarantees in Closely-Held Businesses: The Risk-Shifting Effect of Bankruptcy, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Savannah, GA, Nov. 9-11, 2014.

— Perception, Trust, and Control: The Value Effect of Venture Capital Term Sheet Provisions as Risk Allocation Tools, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Savannah, GA, Nov. 9-11, 2014.

— Law and Entrepreneurship Education: Bridging the Divide Between Attorney and Entrepreneur, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle, WA, August 5-11, 2014.

— Perception, Trust, and Control: The Value Effect of Venture Capital Term Sheet Provisions as Risk Allocation Tools, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle WA, August 5-11, 2014.

— Bitcoin Mining Pools: Regulation Under Securities Law, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle, WA, August 5-11, 2014.

— Legal Demands of the Startup Venture, Emory’s Fourth Biennial Conference on Transactional Education, June 6-7, 2014 (Presentation – Proceedings published in Tennessee Journal of Transaction Law).

— A Whole New World: Taxation Consideration in the Bitcoin Economy, Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Tampa, FL, November 7-9, 2013.

— The Guardian-Adolescent Entrepreneurial Venture: Default Entity Status?, The Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Boston, MA, August 6-11, 2013.

— The Role of Mindfulness in Entrepreneurial Market Analysis, American Marketing Association 2013 Educator’s Conference, Boston, MA August 9-11, 2013.


— Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business – Treasurer & Member

— Journal of Business Law Education – Article Reviewer

— Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) – Member

— American Bar Association – Member

— Georgia Bar Association – Member



01/14 – Present   Member

 ENTREPRENEURSHIP ALLIANCE                                                                                 Snellville, GA

08/13 – 05/16     Faculty Organizer                                                                                                   

— Collaborative effort with Snellville Economic Development Council and Gwinnett Co. High Schools to promote entrepreneurship within the public school system.

 NEXLABs (Non- Profit Entrepreneurship Accelerator)                                                            Duluth, GA

01/14 – 06/15     Secretary; Board Member; Mentor in Residence Residence  

— Mentor Startup Ventures; Non-Profit Advisory Services; Entrepreneurship Program Development


 TIPMENOT, LLC                                                                                                                Atlanta, GA

01/15 – Present   Co-founder & Member                                                                                               

— Ideate, Design, Manufacture, and Market innovative baby-feeding product.

— Visit TipMeNot.com for more information.

BUSINESS PROFESSOR, INC. (Non-Profit)                                                                          Atlanta, GA

01/12 – Present   Founder & Director                                                                                                            

— Education platform for teach business and legal topics.

— 50K website visits per month; Approx.12K Twitter followers; Approx. 1.1K Facebook followers.

— Visit TheBusinessProfessor.com for more information.

SURVIVALL, LLC.                                                                                                            Tucker, GA

02/13 – 04/14     Co-Founder/Advisor (Dissolved in 2014 – relocate to Colorado)                                                                    

— Custom outdoor equipment storage containers and accessories

— Responsible for company startup and on-going advisory role to member-managers.

JM GORDON LAW (Part-Time Private Legal & Business Consulting Practice)                          Atlanta, GA

05/11 – 01/13     Solo Practitioner/Owner

— Business Consulting and Legal Services relating to small business start-up, operations, and purchase/sale.

GAWILLSONLINE.COM                                                                                                    Atlanta, GA

04/11 – 07/12     Owner/Founder (Dissolved in 2012)

— Automated Legal Drafting Platform – Internet business providing unbundled estate planning drafting services.


UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER, Judge Advocate General’s Corps                             Fort Stewart, GA

10/10 – 04/11     Command Judge Advocate & Officer in Charge of Hunter Army Airfield Legal Center

— Legal & Ethics Advisor to the Garrison Commander – Research, provide guidance, and execute legal reviews on use of Government funds and equipment for construction projects, community relations projects, public affairs, and training/morale events.

— Advised military police and investigative officers on criminal and administrative investigations, including forming investigative plans and legal theories for investigations.

— Ethics Advisor – Federal Joint Ethics Regulations and Army Regulations.

— Supervise 2 attorneys and 7 paralegals

10/09 – 10/10     Rule of Law Advisor                                                                     (Mosul & Tikrit, Iraq)

— Serve as the sole legal counsel, Rule of Law and Ethics advisor to the Deputy-Commanding General (Support)

— Work, in conjunction with the US Department of State, with Iraqi Politicians, Judges, Attorneys, Police and Military Leaders in developing/executing an effective Rule of Law mission in N. Iraq

— Lead effort on developing prosecution system for oil corruption and smuggling with Iraqi Judicial System.

06/08 – 10/09     Military Trial Counsel – (Administrative and Criminal Prosecutor)

— Legal Counsel and Ethics Advisor to the Garrison and Commander Winn Army Community Hospital on all personnel actions (administrative, regulatory, training, and punitive), fiscal law, and ethics issues.

— Prosecuted military crimes, including cases involving financial fraud against the US Government

— Represented the Government in Administrative hearings: Separations, Reductions, Flight Evaluation Boards

— Conducted and managed investigations, interviewed and deposed witnesses, gathered and reviewed documents, and completed investigation reports for legal sufficiency.

 12/07 – 06/08     Tax Center Attorney & Officer in Charge

— Research law and provide guidance on Income, Estate/Gift, Sales& Use Tax & Soldier Casualty Assistance

— Review hundreds of individual income tax returns; Prepare filings for families of Soldier’s killed in action.

— Hire, train, and manage 10 civilian Tax Preparers

07/07 – 12/07     Client Services Attorney & Officer-in-Charge

— Provide legal aid to Soldiers in Contract Disputes, Credit/Debt counseling, Predatory Lending, Landlord-Tenant, Family law, and Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Life Insurance, POAs, Health Directives)

— Managed 5 Attorneys, 2 Paralegals, 2 Interns

SCANA CORPORATION (Fortune 500)                                                                            Columbia, SC

05/05 – 01/07     Corporate (In-House) Law Clerk & Research Assistant

— Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation; Employment law; Debtor Bankruptcy; Contract Drafting; Land Use and Property Law; Public Utility & Environmental Regulation

— General Corporate Issues: Corporate compliance and affirmative legal claims

TODD & WARD, PC, (Law Firm)                                                                                        Columbia, SC

05/04 – 05/05    Law Clerk & Research Assistant

— Civil Litigation & Mortgage Foreclosure: Drafted complaints, memoranda, and other documents.

— Business Law: Commercial liens; Research and Draft business documents

— 2015:  Literati Award for Excellence – Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Publishing.


— 2015: Literati Award for Excellence – Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Publishing

— 2014 SEALSB Scholarship to attend the 2014 ALSB Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA

— Government, Military & Public Sector Scholar 2009: American Bar Association: Young Lawyer’s Division

— Golden Key Scholar 2002 (College of Charleston)

— Presidential Honors Scholar 1999-2003 (College of Charleston)

— Louis Johnson Small Scholar 1999-2003 (College of Charleston)

— Military Awards: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal

— Dep’t of State: Certificate of Appreciation (Joint Rule of Law Effort – N. Iraq)


Certificate, Center for Teaching Excellent New Faculty Program                      Lawrenceville, GA

— Scholarship in Teaching and Learning Training 2012-13

Certificate, Federal Human Resources Training Fort Stewart, GA

— 32 hours (Jan. 2011) Focused on management of GS-level federal employees and contractors

Marketing and Promotion Team “Marne Mad Men”          Tikrit, Iraq

— 3rd Infantry Division & Task Force Marne, Operation Iraqi Freedom

— Brainstorm and implement internal and external 3rd Infantry Division marketing and promotions

Bankruptcy Practice Clinic,13 Trustee Keenan Steven’s Office,      Columbia, SC

— Fall 2005; Observe and assist in the chapter 13 Bankruptcy process

Certificates, Basic Officer Leadership Course (DCO & BOLC)                                      Fort Benning, GA

— 11 weeks; May – July 2007; General Leadership and Operations Training: Small Unit Troop Leadership Procedure, Mission Planning, Operation Orders, Situational Training Exercises

State Bar Licenses: South Carolina & Georgia


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