Practice Areas

Banking

Josh regularly represents banks and other lenders in their day-to-day lending transactions. He has a broad range of experience with representing lenders in the following areas:

  • Front-end due diligence and structuring
  • Loan documentation for both residential and commercial loans
  • Title opinion letters and title insurance policies
  • Uniform Commercial Code and asset-based lending issues
  • Residential and commercial work outs, foreclosures and collections
  • Local counsel to out-of-state lenders
  • General corporate services, including contract review and regulatory compliance

Real Estate

A substantial portion of Josh’s practice includes real estate law. Whether representing lenders, owners, purchasers, borrowers, developers or contractors, his experience in real estate includes the following areas:

  • Residential and commercial acquisitions and dispositions
  • Residential and commercial financing, development and leasing
  • Homeowners’ associations issues
  • Construction law issues
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Title curative issues
  • 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Local counsel to out-of-state investors
  • Real estate litigation, including actions to quiet title and resolve boundary disputes

Contracts and Transactions

Like many other areas of Josh’s practice, his interest and experience in business law has led him to devote a large portion of his practice to contracts and commercial transactions. His experience in these areas includes:

  • Loan documentation
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Merger agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • General contract due diligence, review and negotiation

Business and Corporate Services

Josh regularly assists small businesses, their owners and employees in the following areas:

  • Corporate entity selection
  • Corporate entity formation or incorporation
  • Preparation of operating agreements, by-laws, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements
  • Registration and compliance with taxing authorities
  • Real estate ownership, development, financing and leasing issues
  • Collection of accounts receivable
  • Transition of closely-held businesses
  • Internal ownership disputes
  • Business divorces
  • Proxy solicitation and contests
  • Regulation D private securities offerings
  • Corporate dissolutions and terminations
  • Employment issues
  • Day-to-day operational and compliance issues

Civil Litigation

Josh also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to civil litigation. Josh knows that no two litigation matters are the same. Josh has learned that success in the courtroom greatly depends on the amount of personalized devotion committed to each matter. Josh’s practice includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of litigation:

  • Corporate disputes
  • Commercial transaction disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Personal and commercial collections
  • Bankruptcy (creditors only)

Wills, Probate and Estate Planning

Josh enjoys assisting people and families with their life and estate planning. With that, Josh also provides counsel to families throughout the probate process. Josh knows that this is a difficult time of life. However, he believes that life on earth is not the ultimate end. Josh’s experience in these areas includes:

  • Last will and testament
  • Trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • Living will
  • Probate administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Defense of creditor claims
  • State and Federal tax considerations

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