Joe is a corporate transactional attorney who concentrates his practice on M&A transactions, private placement transactions (both as issuer’s counsel and as counsel to venture capital firms, family offices, and angel investors), corporate and LLC governance and reorganizations, joint venture transactions, and complex commercial transactions in the areas of software licensing, industrial equipment sales, and significant supply, reseller, and distribution agreements.

    • Education

      • J.D., William & Mary School of Law, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2012
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      Professional Recognition

      • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021-2024) - Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Corporate Law (2022-2024)
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    • Leadership

      • Member, Board of Governors of the Business Law Section for Virginia State Bar

  • Represented start-up pharmaceutical firm in connection with initial seed capital raise, a Series A capital raise, and multiple follow-on capital raises conducted under Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC. Representation included a complex reorganization and spinoff in order to create a corporate structure amenable to outside investment. 
  • Representation of Landmark Media Enterprises in its sale of its Expedient Data Centers business to AMP Capital Investors.
  • Representation of Landmark Media Enterprises in its sale of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper and related publications to tronc, Inc.
  • Representation of Fortis Solutions Group in strategic growth investment transaction with Main Post Partners as well as in several strategic acquisitions of label and packaging suppliers in different geographic markets.
  • Representation of Dominion Enterprises in its sale of For Rent Media Solutions (including to CoStar Group.
  • Representation of Dominion Enterprises in its sale of Dominion Web Solutions (including,, and to Open Road Holdings, a company owned jointly by Eurazeo and Goldman Sachs.
  • Representation of Dominion Enterprises in its sale of Dominion Marine Media (including,, and to Apax.
  • Representation of controlling shareholder of Swimways in sale to Spin Master.
  • Representation of real estate developers in joint venture formations in connection with development of multi-family residential projects and purchases of existing shopping center and multi-family residential properties. Served as issuer’s counsel in private placement offering to raise equity funds in connection with developer’s purchase and renovation of multi-family residential property.
  • Representation of high net worth individuals and family offices in investments in venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds, as well as participation in early-stage investment rounds in startups.
  • Served as issuer’s counsel to private investment company in connection with private placement offering exempt under Regulation D and Section 3(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Representation of multiple software firms in licensing (exclusive and non-exclusive) agreements and reseller agreements.
  • Represent multiple private equity-backed digital media companies in licensing, reseller, services provider, and intellectual property development transactions.
  • Represent privately held, international commercial equipment and mining truck manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Germany and Switzerland in connection with various equipment purchase agreements, engine delegated assembly agreements, and technology development agreements.
  • Represented the purchaser of a waste-to-energy facility as part of a larger restructuring of the financial obligations and liabilities of a state capital city, and various other governmental entities. Representation included negotiating and drafting documents related to purchase of assets, review and analysis of due diligence materials and applicable state statutes, representing issuer of tax-exempt publicly traded bonds, and working with local government attorneys to amend zoning ordinance to permit operation of waste-to-energy facility by new purchaser.
  • Representation of Landmark Media Enterprises in its sale of to CoStar Group.
  • Representation of Trader Interactive in its acquisitions of digital marketplaces operated by The Cosby Harrison Company and of Statistical Surveys, Inc., a provider of retail market share data in the RV, Marine, Trailers, Manufactured Homes, and Powersports industries.
  • Representation of a regional, multi-state accounting firm in its sale of multiple offices to a competing accounting firm.
  • Representation of a firm operating a geo-location data and intelligence business in its acquisition of multiple mobile apps.
  • Representation of a digital marketplace startup operating in the live performance industry in connection with a successful $2 million Series D capital raise conducted under Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC.
  • Representation of an online ticketing and entertainment industry news platform in its acquisition of a startup media company operating in the live theater industry.
  • Representation of Digital Envoy, Inc. in its acquisition of X-Mode Social, Inc.

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