Joe Valane is an associate in the Business and Finance Department. His broad-based corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions (representing both buyers and sellers), corporate financing and restructuring, business formation and growth issues, commercial contracts, and general corporate counseling.
Joe has extensive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, having represented buyers and sellers in more than 100 asset- and stock-based transactions.
Joe also counsels many newly formed and middle market companies across a wide variety of industries with respect to their transactional and day-to-day operational needs.
New York University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
Editor, Journal of International Law & Politics
George Washington University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2007)
Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association – Business Law Section
Co-Author, “Conflict Minerals Due Diligence”, Practical Law Company, January 2012
Co-Author “Battle for Sirius Enters Next Round: FCC Partially Closes Door to Hostile Moves by Liberty”, Bloomberg BNA – Mergers and Acquisitions Law Report, May 2012
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Joe was a corporate and securities associate in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.