Jonathan L. Hood, Esq.

Principal Attorney and Founder

Jon is the founder of Hood Venture Counsel, P.C. His in-house background and extensive experience with startups and high-growth companies give him unique insight into the issues his clients face.

After serving as the General Counsel of a leading edtech company, Jon started Hood Venture Counsel, P.C. with the goal of providing growing companies with quality legal representation and counsel from someone who’s sat on the other side of the table.

Since founding the firm in 2014, Jon has worked with hundreds of companies in a wide range of industries. Jon’s practice focuses primarily on corporate, contractual, regulatory, and intellectual property matters, and his experience working in-house at a growing company allows him to act as a trusted advisor to his clients.

Prior to starting the firm, Jon served as the General Counsel of, one of the Web’s premier educational platforms. As General Counsel, Jon was responsible for compliance, transactional, corporate, intellectual property, and regulatory matters.

He currently serves as outside General Counsel to several businesses in various sectors.

Jon has dabbled in various other business ventures and loves the challenge of helping build a company from the ground up.

Jon graduated cum laude from the Pace University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the Pace Law Review. He was admitted to practice in New York in 2012.

A native of Oakton, Virginia, Jon earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Longwood University.


J.D. (cum laude), Pace University School of Law
Articles Editor, Pace Law Review
B.S., Psychology, Longwood University


New York

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