Joe has 20 years of experience helping companies solve and avoid legal problems. His practice focuses on Business Restructurings, Commercial Litigation, and Employment Law.
In his Business Restructurings practice, Joe represents committees, lenders, trustees, unsecured creditors and debtors in commercial workouts and bankruptcies. He has substantial experience in contested confirmation hearings on behalf of both creditors and debtors. He also represents traditional and mezzanine lenders across the country in complex debt and asset restructurings and asset dispositions in and out of bankruptcy court. He has substantial experience both prosecuting and defending preference, fraudulent conveyance, and complex commercial fraud actions. He also regularly drafts complex loan agreements and related secured and mezzanine transaction documents, cash collateral orders, forbearance agreements, intercreditor agreements, and related agreements and pleadings on behalf of lenders and debtors.
In his Commercial Litigation practice, Joe represents business clients in a wide range of matters such as business valuation disputes, trade secret disputes, construction litigation, healthcare litigation, general contract disputes, and disputes arising from asset and stock purchase agreements. He also provides advice to senior executives and boards of directors on risk management and strategic responses to difficult situations.
In his Employment Law practice, Joe provides day-to-day advice and counseling to private and public company senior management and human resources professionals on all aspects of employer/employee relationships. He negotiates and drafts contracts, including employment agreements, noncompete agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, option agreements, and severance agreements. When litigation arises, Joe aggressively defends his clients' interests in matters including Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, wrongful discharge, contract, and noncompete litigation. He has represented business clients in courts across the country and before numerous state and federal agencies.