Joe guides organizations through mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and restructuring, and commercial contracts. 

Joe serves as counsel for a variety of transactions, including purchases and sales of businesses and commercial property, loans, leases, equity investments, and liquidations and spin-offs. He helps business create, negotiate, and manage commercial contracts, licenses, confidentiality agreements, loans, leases, employment agreements, equity investments and grants, vendor and customer relationships, collateral security, collection and bankruptcy issues, and various other start-up, operational, and liquidation matters.

Joe has also represented dozens of individuals and companies in real estate and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Through his litigation and transaction experience, he has a significant understanding of law relating to corporate governance, acquisitions and sales, commercial contracts, real estate transactions, real estate lien rights, and various statutory and regulatory structures.




  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead, B.A., 2011


  • Minnesota, 2014
  • North Dakota, 2015


  • Dean’s Awards in Real Estate Transactions, State and Local Tax, Constitutional Law, Lawyering Skills 1, and Lawyering Skills 3

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2014
  • New York City Bar Association Moot Court Competition, 2014
  • Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2013

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

"Real Estate Notes & Trends", Bench & Bar of Minnesota, September 2015 to May 2019

Co-Presenter, Real Property: 2019 Mid-Year Real Property Case Law Update, Hennepin County Bar Association, May 23, 2019

Co-Presenter, Real Property: 2018 Mid-Year Real Property Case Law Update, Hennepin County Bar Association, May 24, 2018

Co-Presenter, Real Property: 2016 Mid-Year Real Property Case Law Update, Hennepin County Bar Association, July 14, 2016

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