Lowenstein Sandler announces that Abraham J. Kwon has joined the firm as partner in its Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice group. He will be based in the firm’s New York office and will also spend time in Philadelphia, where he has long been a fixture in the startup and venture community.

Kwon counsels startups and emerging companies throughout their entire corporate lifecycle through eventual exits. His clients span multiple industries including life sciences, AI/ML, fintech, blockchain/Web3, SaaS, hardware/robotics, CPG, digital health, and health tech. He also works with venture capital and growth equity firms and corporate venture arms as they look to back promising startups and growth companies.

Prior to joining Lowenstein, Kwon practiced at large international law firms, including Cooley LLP and, most recently, he was a partner in the Life Science and Technology Group at Goodwin Procter LLP.

Ed Zimmerman, cofounder/Chair of the ECVC practice at Lowenstein Sandler, says of Kwon, “We are excited to add Abe to Lowenstein’s ECVC team, where he reunites with two partners with whom he had previously worked at Cooley (Meredith Beuchaw and Brendan J. Koeth, both in New York). We also greatly value Abe’s substantive excellence and empathy for the founders and investors he counsels, as well as the impactful work he has done in the community through the nonprofit he co-founded and his DEI initiatives.  We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

“Abe is precisely the kind of lateral partner our group is keen to add,” says Raymond P. Thek, Vice Chair of Lowenstein’s ECVC practice and Chair of Lateral Partner Acquisitions for Lowenstein’s ECVC Group. “Abe’s demonstrated substantive capabilities (easily verifiable through both his former colleagues who joined us several years ago and by working opposite him in deals) and his growing client roster spanning life sciences, tech and both financial investor and corporate venturing clients, make him a great fit for our team, as we continue to build out our 25-year plus ECVC team on both East Coast and West Coast.”

Kwon joins recent additions, including Washington, DC-based partner, Matthew R. VanderGoot, who joined Lowenstein’s ECVC as a partner after nearly 18 years at DLA.

Eric Weiner, co-Chair of Lowenstein Crypto (and partner in Lowenstein’s ECVC Group) says: “Our multi-year conversations with Abe enabled us to get to know him over a protracted period, ensuring that he’s an excellent fit for our very entrepreneurial team.”

“By joining the Lowenstein, I have the benefit of re-uniting with former colleagues I respect and being part of an ECVC team that began in the 1990s, with multiple partners (including Ray, Ed, and ECVC group cofounder Anthony O. Pergola, who have been doing venture deals for more than 25 years each. I am also excited about leveraging the VentureCrush platform the ECVC team built starting in Spring 2000, which will help my clients network and expand their knowledge base in venture and startups/emerging companies,” says Kwon.

An ardent supporter of K-12 education, Kwon founded and, for the last 14 years, has chaired 12 Plus, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on increasing education equity by building school cultures that inspire academic achievement and empower students to pursue education beyond 12th grade.

Kwon was a member of the founding organizing committee of the Philadelphia chapter of 1 Million Cups, a program designed to educate, engage, and inspire entrepreneurs around the country.

He received his B.A., M.P.A., and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Lowenstein Sandler LLP
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