Joe is a corporate attorney specializing in strategic, financial, and real estate transactions for his clients. He approaches each deal with a strong sense of ownership, ensuring meticulous attention and urgency throughout the process. With a wealth of experience, Joe focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate lending and restructuring, real estate sales and leasing, international business transactions, securities, and corporate health care matters.

Joe represents clients across several industries, including automotive, industrial, health care, fintech, service, and technology, assisting them in achieving their strategic and legal objectives. His dedication to client success is evident in his personalized approach, expert guidance, and unwavering commitment to delivering optimal outcomes.


  • Recipient, Best Lawyers© Corporate Law (2013 – 2024)

  • Recipient, Best Lawyers© Real Estate Law (2013 – 2024)

  • Recipient, Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Advisors Award

  • Recipient, M&A Advisor’s International M&A Awards (2018)

  • Recipient, Michigan Leading Lawyers© (2014 – 2021)

  • Recipient, Top Lawyers, dbusiness (2011 – 2014, 2016 – 2020)

  • Recipient, Michigan Super Lawyers® (2011 – 2020)

  • Recipient, Michigan Super Lawyers® Top 100 Michigan Lawyers (2013)

  • Recipient, Michigan Super Lawyers® Top 50 Michigan Business Lawyers (2013)

  • Recipient, Deal Maker of the Year (Advisor Category), Crain’s Detroit Business  (2014)

  • Recipient, Deal Maker of the Year, Finance Monthly (2013)

  • Recipient, Michigan Rising Stars® (2008 – 2010)

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  • Wayne State University Law School
    • L.L.M (2005)
  • Wayne State University Law School
    • J.D., cum laude (1995)
  • Michigan State University
    • James Madison College, B.A. (1992)


  • State - Michigan
  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Court of International Trade

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Financial Executives International (FEI)
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Negotiated Transactions and Health Law committees