Joe advises and assists clients regarding all aspects of resort, residential, and commercial real estate including obtaining, challenging, and defending development and land use approvals, multimillion-dollar equity syndications in joint ventures and LLCs, equity and debt financing, tax structuring, and construction.
Joe has cofounded, owned, and operated several successful private companies, including a telecommunications business, a residential and multifamily construction company, and 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. Further, with degrees in accounting and finance, and nearly 40 years of experience representing private companies on corporate, securities, financing and tax matters, Joe offers uncommon insight and the ability to analyze and structure multifaceted deals that meet both business and financial objectives while keeping costs to a minimum.
His experience also 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.
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law he was Class Valedictorian and Editor of the Law Review. He has published numerous articles on real estate, tax, and securities law, and is a frequent lecturer. 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 25 years.