Joe is a business lawyer who brings a comprehensive view to commercial and corporate transactions. Joe works with clients on all aspects of their transaction and takes time to understand their goals. Joe uses his experience and practical approach to develop strategies and solutions from a legal and business perspective. Joe advises clients on refining and implementing structures consistent with a company’s interests, including equity arrangements, navigating competing interests within a business, including succession planning for closely held entities, and serving as a strategist as clients seek to grow (or exit) their business.
“Joe is the best business attorney I have ever worked with in my 45-year career. He was well organized and always came with solutions to whatever problems confronted us. Always prompt, always prepared.”
– Senior Utility Executive
“Joe is a creative, thorough and expert business lawyer who epitomizes the trusted advisor that is capable of delivering objective and constructive legal advice to achieve important corporate objectives.”
– Company President
“Joe’s intellectual tenacity and practical persistence has been invaluable in negotiating and consummating complex commercial transactions.”
– Construction Project Director
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven Bar Association
Best Lawyers®: Energy Law, 2024
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
Appointed as business lead in the public auction of a retail energy business, including fatal flaw due diligence, development of divestiture strategy for board approval, assembly and management of core working team, and orchestration of the sales process that resulted in a successful transaction having a value in excess of $100,000,000.
Led legal team that developed owner’s construction contracting strategy for an infrastructure project that cost in excess of $300,000,000 and negotiated related contracts with an aggregate value in excess of $75,000,000.
Counsel to an international restaurant management company (including the negotiation of exclusive franchise rights for a fast-food chain in a European country and the development of high-end restaurants sponsored by a sports icon).
Served as legal and business advisor in the divestiture of an international power generation company, including the dismantling and exporting a multi-million-dollar plant.
Worked as member of the team that successfully developed and constructed several renewable energy facilities (e.g., solar, wind, and fuel cells).
Structured and negotiated some of the first sales of operating transmission and distribution facilities in the New England electric industry.
Restructured and terminated electricity purchase agreements having a value in excess of $850,000,000 in connection with a securitization transaction.