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Joe is a partner in the Firm's Real Estate and Corporate & Securities Groups with over two decades of experience in a broad range of complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including asset and portfolio acquisitions, mergers, leasing, management arrangements, financing, joint ventures and development.

From 2000 to 2006, Joe was an associate in Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group concentrating his practice on real estate transactions for a wide variety of private and publicly-traded clients. Prior to rejoining the Firm, he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 Company and a leading healthcare real estate investment trust. During his time there, Joe led a six-attorney legal team, which managed and oversaw all legal aspects of transactions, from letter of intent to closing, including multi-billion dollar merger transactions, property acquisitions, mortgage financings, mezzanine financings, sale-leasebacks, development projects, joint ventures, and dispositions, both domestic and international. His team also oversaw all legal aspects of the Company’s asset management, securities and corporate governance, executive compensation, equity administration, human resources, tax and accounting, and various litigation matters.

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Harvard University Law School, J.D., 2000

Michigan State University, B.A., General Business Administration/Pre-Law, with High Honor, 1996

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Vermont
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