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  • Education
    • J.D., with honors, cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2012
    • B.S., Dean's List, University of New Orleans, 2009, Finance

Joe Esposito is an associate in the Corporate and Transactional practice. His practice focuses on general corporate and transactional matters ranging from formation, operation and governance issues to joint-venture relationships and private investment vehicles. He also has extensive experience with commercial real estate development and investments and has represented clients in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of all types of real estate.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as corporate counsel to a real estate development company specializing in senior living residences for independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the United States. This experience contributed to his business-minded approach to the practice of law and helped him understand the practical, bottom-line realities that are important to clients.

  • Represented owner/developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of food service distribution centers in Texas, Missouri and Kansas.
  • Represented a national quick-service restaurant operator in the acquisition, disposition, ground leasing and development of quick-service restaurants throughout Texas.
  • Represented a developer in the acquisition, financing and development of a $60 million in-patient hospital in Sacramento, California.
  • Represented owner/developer that specializes in assisted living facilities nationwide for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment in connection with the acquisition, development and financing of new independent and assisted living facilities.
  • Represented asset management company and tenant-in-common co-owners in the disposition of multi-family assets in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina totaling $150 million.
  • Assisted a national financial institution in the negotiation of retail leases in New York, Illinois and Florida.
  • Assisted regional property management company in the drafting and negotiating of office leases in a large office tower in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Assisted open-source technology company in a variety of real estate matters, including headquarters and office leasing and subleasing across the southeastern United States.

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Five Key Considerations When Contemplating a Ground Lease
Author, Association of Corporate Counsel, South/Central Texas Chapter, Quarterly Newsletter 
3rd Quarter 2018