Chief Legal Officer, Managing Director
Equity Group Investments
Joe oversees all of EGI’s legal activities. He works with the investment team and outside counsel on transactions and other matters; with Sam Zell on all corporate, governance, transactional, and various personal legal issues; and with the Zell family and Zell Family Foundation on a variety of philanthropic and other matters. 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 as well as 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 CPA, and a long-standing volunteer and advisor to the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee and the Community Law Project.