Considered by his clients, contemporaries, and counterparties to be one of the top legal talents in real estate, business and tax transactions, Joe Krabacher brings an interdisciplinary approach to his representation of national developers and builders, as well as lenders, individual investors, owners, and family offices. In 2020 and 2021 he successfully negotiated, documented, and closed over 180 transactions totaling more than $1.4 billion.
Joe has degrees in finance and accounting, graduated first in his law school class of over 360, and was an Editor of the Law Review, and delivers clear thinking and consistently superior guidance to his clients. He is widely recognized as tactical and strategic in his approach, while remaining focused on the economics of the transactions, and has been highly successful in closing complex transactions while managing client risks and objectives.
He co-founded, owned, and operated several successful private companies, including an international satellite and fiber optics telecommunications business (working in Russia for ten years and in China for six years), a US based residential and multifamily construction company, and a green-tech manufacturing venture. This background provides him with a unique, well-rounded perspective and practical, firsthand experience in handling the types of issues his clients face.
His experience includes representing issuers in private placements of debt securities and guiding clients through mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, business restructurings, venture capital transactions, and corporate and nonprofit governance matters.
Joe is co-founder with his wife of HaitiChildren.org, formerly known as Mercy & Sharing, a charity operating orphanages, schools, and feeding programs in Haiti for 28 years. He is also licensed as a multi-engine, commercial, instrument-rated pilot. In his spare time he enjoys music, playing the flute, saxophone, guitar and piano, and is an avid skier, snowboarder, and wind-surfer.