Joe is an experienced California Business Attorney and a graduate of Notre Dame Law. Before establishing his own practice, he was in the corporate and securities department at Baker & McKenzie where he worked in venture capital and international transactions. Over the course of his career, he has represented small firms and Fortune 500 companies in several industries, including private equity, clean tech, apparel, biotechnology, software and information technology and real estate. He has worked on a wide range of matters, from small contracts to $75 million investments and on matters that have spanned nearly every continent of the globe.
Currently Joe’s practice is best described as fulfilling a role akin to an in house counsel for privately held companies, family offices and mid market firms. In this current capacity he addresses general commercial matters, intellectual property issues, minor disputes and occasionally more significant lawsuits for his clients. Most of his clients typically seek his advice on all legal matters; even those for which it is known that more specialized expertise will ultimately be sought.
Prior to practicing law, Joe worked in national and California politics and through this background he brings a wide range of experience and contacts to bear on any matter he represents. He remains active in supporting worthy candidates and causes. Joe is originally from Indiana and received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University.