Jonathan P. Bench
Jonathan P. Bench advises clients throughout the entire business life cycle including: entity formation, venture capital and business financing, securities offerings, leasing, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. His clients represent businesses from many sectors, including finance, construction, energy, hospitality, healthcare, retail, tourism, agriculture, aerospace, securities and technology.
Recently, Jonathan’s transactions included:
- Rule 506(b) private securities offering involving accredited investors in Maine, Washington, California and New York;
- acquisition of an aviation company, including researching Federal Aviation Administration regulations regarding transfer of FAA Air Carrier Certificate; and
- wholesale selling of dozens of shorefront lots by timberland management company, including establishing owners’ associations and road associations for collective management of the properties post-sale.
As an entrepreneur and former small business owner, Jonathan brings a well-grounded personal perspective to conversations with business clients, recognizing the need for certainty, fluidity and timeliness in managerial decision making. He consistently adds value to clients by acting as a legal advisor and consultant and developing unique managerial products for business clients that integrate both business and legal aspects.
Jonathan has represented numerous Maine-based nonprofit entities with incorporation, board governance and dissolution, including assisting with filing Form 1023 and 1023-EZ to obtain recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code. His clients include a local Kiwanis foundation, a youth sports organization, a historical theater and several benevolent charity organizations.
Jonathan is a founding member of the Maine China Network, a Bangor based group focused on enhancing business relationships between China and Maine. He is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
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Memberships and Affiliations
Super Lawyers – 2015 and 2016 Rising Star: Business/Corporate
Business Network International (BNI), Bangor Breakfast Chapter – Member
Top Gun Entrepreneurship Program – Advisory Board Member, Presenter, and Business Pitch Judge
Bangor Target Area Development Corporation – Board Member
Scratchpad Accelerator – Presenter on Startup Business Governance Issues
New Ventures Maine- Presenter
Veazie Community School- Presenter on Chinese language and culture
Maine China Network – Charter Member and Advisory Board Member
AMICUS- Board Member