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Joe's practice encompasses corporate restructuring, complex bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience working with clients in a wide range of industries, including health care, hospitality, energy, real estate, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and finance.
For more than two decades, Joe has built a strong record of success serving as lead counsel, trusted advisor, strategist, and fiduciary in high-stakes insolvencies. He represents debtors, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, receivers, assignees, equity holders, secured creditors, private equity/hedge funds, and other parties. Clients describe Joe as “seasoned,” “polished,” and a "talented lawyer" who demonstrates "a strong balance of technical skill, practicality, and business sense" and offers “creative solutions” (Chambers USA).
From 2009 to 2014, Joe served on the managing board of directors of Team Capital Bank (TCB) and chaired the bank’s risk committee. He was involved in the June 2014 merger of TCB into Provident Financial Services (Provident Bank), a publicly traded company. From 1994 through 1997, he was a principal of NJ Lenders Corp., one of the largest mortgage banking firms in New Jersey. In 1994, he was appointed to the New Jersey Criminal Disposition Commission by Governor James Florio.
Joe is frequently invited to speak before legal and industry organizations, a testament to his deep knowledge of bankruptcy and tax matters. He is the coauthor of the “Retention and Compensation” chapter of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual and served as editor of the New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section Newsletter.
Committed to his community, Joe is a director on the board of Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House. He previously served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Friends of Roger Williams School of Law Foundation as well as the fundraising committee of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
After completing law school, Joe served as the law clerk for the Hon. William F. Tuohey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.