Joe joined BGS after practicing for more than 25 years at the law firm of Leonard, O’Brien Spencer Gale & Sayre, LTD in Minneapolis where he began as an Associate in 1990. His extensive legal expertise in providing representation to financial institutions includes decades of counsel in matters of commercial lending transactions, workouts, restructures, enforcement of creditors’ remedies and other banking matters. Joe also has experience in commercial real estate matters in areas including acquisitions, financing, development and leasing.
During his career, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbel AV rated lawyer. He is a 1986 graduate of Hamline University School of Law and was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association the same year. He is also a member of the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Current Employment Position:
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1986
J.D., cum laude,Hamline University School of Law, 1986
B.A.,University of Minnesota. 1983
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Honors and Awards:
Minnesota Super Lawyer
Author/Lecturer, “What Lender’s Counsel Wants the Borrower to Know to Get the Deal Closed”, presents by Minnesota Institute of Legal Education (2002).