I have retained and worked closely with Joe for over 20 years in the course of my work as executive vice president and general counsel of a NYSE corporation engaged in global manufacturing of products involving advanced technologies. Throughout the years Joe has provided astute legal counsel from initiation to final implementation of each project for which he was a principal advisor. Among these matters were banking, human resources, insurance and litigation, corporate structuring, compliance and director responsibilities. His combined US and European experience was especially useful where multi-jurisdictional and cultural considerations were important. Joe also brought a practical business lawyer’s viewpoint to the search for solutions where more than just legal analysis was needed to achieve the desired goal.