Joe is the Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group at Morrison Cohen. He leads a team consisting of veteran bankruptcy, corporate, finance, litigation, benefits, and tax professionals in a multidisciplinary approach to a national bankruptcy practice.
Joe regularly represents debtors, committees, creditors, shareholders, trustees, and financial institutions on all levels of the capital structure in all transactional and litigation aspects of bankruptcy cases, prepackaged Chapter 11 cases, Section 363 sales, out-of-court restructurings, workouts, and buyouts in jurisdictions throughout the United States. He serves as counsel in senior loan facilities, debtor-in-possession financings, second lien financings, and mezzanine debt loans on both the lender and company side. He counsels buyers and sellers of financially distressed assets and provides strategic advice on business opportunities, the bankruptcy implications of transactions, and transaction or enterprise structuring and financing in connection with traditional corporate and real estate matters and unusual situations such as Broadway theatrical productions.
A significant portion of his time is spent advising boards of directors, special committees, audit committees, compensation committees, independent directors, chief executive officers and other members of senior management with respect to their duties and obligations to, and exposures in connection with, financially troubled companies or acquisition targets. He is also involved in numerous real estate restructuring, litigation, and insolvency matters on behalf of real estate lenders, developers, and investors, as well as commercial landlords and tenants.
Joe joined the Firm in 2002 and has been working in the bankruptcy and restructuring arena for almost three decades.
Mediator, Mediation Panel of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mediator, Mediation Panel of The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Co-Chair, ABA Subcommittee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy of the Business Bankruptcy Committee (1997-99).
Vice-Chair, ABA Ad Hoc Committee on Partnerships in Bankruptcy (1995 - 99).
Vice-Chair, ABA Task Force on Limited Liability Entities (1994 - 99).
Vice-Chair, ABA Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee on Use and Disposition of Property (1995 - 98).
Chair, Subcommittee on Advertising (1983 - 86), Association of the Bar of the City of New York Consumer Affairs Committee (1983 - 86).
Member, Brooklyn Law School Law Review
New York Super Lawyers (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)