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.
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(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)
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
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)
US ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S LEGAL CENTER AND SCHOOL Charlottesville, VA
— 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)
ACADEMIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
(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)
CONFERENCE/ PANEL PRESENTATIONS
— 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.
ACADEMIC SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS
— 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
COMMUNITY ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY
GWINNETT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – ENTREPRENEURSHIP COUNCIL Gwinnett County, GA
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.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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)
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & CERTIFICATES
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