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Jarrod R Melson
12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
F (301) 230-2891
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Jarrod Melson is a trusted counselor to clients seeking to launch and manage private investment funds, including hedge, venture capital, private equity and real estate funds.  Gary Schlager, a Principal at Rock Creek Property Group, a commercial real estate investment group and private fund sponsor, declared Jarrod “a true partner” after working extensively together. “Jarrod’s knowledge, guidance and recommendations were second to none.”  He works closely with clients to help them navigate the complex federal and state regulatory schemes related to the marketing and offering of securities. Jarrod also guides clients through registration, substantive and disclosure requirements applicable to fund advisers.  

Jarrod counsels clients in raising capital in private placements or quasi-public offerings using Regulation A+ and crowdfunding.  He has substantive experience in structuring and managing securities offerings in a wide range of industries, including tech, medical devices, biotech, B2C and B2B service providers and the burgeoning cannabis industry, among many others.  Additionally, Jarrod focuses on representing both issuers and investors (including fund investors) in venture capital and private equity investments, providing clients with not only legal acumen but also the value-add of strategic and business input.

With significant experience in drafting corporate documents, Jarrod assists clients with corporate formation, governing documents, voting agreements, shareholder agreements and equity incentive plans, as well as documents relating to other business forms, including drafting complex limited liability company agreements.  Jarrod also guides his clients through the process Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including 13D and G, Section 16, tender offer and other securities filings.

In his practice, Jarrod channels the key guiding principles of professionalism, responsiveness and diligence.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • American University, Washington College of Law, 2005, J.D.
  • University of Delaware, 2002, B.A.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia