Chief Legal Officer, Managing Director
Equity Group Investments
Joe oversees all of Chai and EGI’s legal activities. He works with the investment team and outside counsel on transactions and other matters, with the Zell family on corporate, governance, transactional, and personal legal issues, and with the Zell Family Foundations on various philanthropic and other dealings.
Joe has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and securities and corporate finance across industries and for Fortune 50, middle-market, and emerging companies. Prior to joining EGI in 2017, Joe worked at Skadden, Arps in the corporate practice group. Earlier in his career, he was a manager in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen and in the legal and regulatory division of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
He holds a JD summa cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law, an MBA with distinction in finance from DePaul University, and a BA in finance from Michigan State University. Joe is a certified public accountant and is a longtime volunteer and advisor for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.