Joe is an experienced business and corporate transaction lawyer.  He regularly advises on corporate governance issues, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, commercial transactions, intellectual property strategy and licensing issues, and a variety of public and private company compliance matters for clients in manufacturing, retail, energy and financial services industries.

Having spent a significant portion of his professional career working for multi-national corporations, Joe is uniquely sensitive to providing efficient, practical advice and counseling on a wide array of subjects. This includes providing outside general counsel functions for clients without dedicated in-house attorneys. He formerly served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to a publicly traded industrial manufacturing company as well as in Senior Counsel positions for several other businesses.


University of Pittsburgh,  BS Electrical Engineering, 1987

University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, MBA 1990

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD cum laude. 1999


U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

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