Joe’s practice includes civil and criminal litigation, including general business, insurance, contract, civil rights, unfair trade practices, environmental, and employment matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, which has included jury trials in both state and federal courts, Joe regularly counsels employers regarding all aspects of employment law, including advising and drafting employment contracts, termination and separation agreements for senior level executives, and conducting seminars for both practicing attorneys and business personnel on employment issues.  He has also conducted numerous company internal investigations for both private and government entities. As a Department of Labor Certified OSHA trainer, Joe has conducted numerous OSHA site inspections and compliance audits for companies in the United States and Puerto Rico and has taught the 10-hour OSHA General Industry Voluntary Compliance Program and obtained DOL certification for participants.

For over 26 years, Joe has served as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and emerging businesses, many of which have been acquired by Fortune 500 companies or gone public. Joe regularly counsels these businesses regarding employment law, including initial start-up issues, equity structuring and compensation, executive compensation, post-employment restrictive covenants, intellectual property agreements, and various angel and venture capital financing issues. Representative companies include Alloy Online and Alloy Entertainment, NerveWire, Reveal Imaging Technologies, XCom Technologies (acquired by L-3 Communications), River Delta Networks (acquired by Motorola),, Bay Corp Holdings, Houston Street Exchange, Inc.,, and Gomez.

Prior to joining Prince Lobel, Joe practiced for 26 years at Mintz Levin, where he was a partner for 19 years, a member of the firm’s Executive and Compensation committees for six years, and one of the firm’s managing directors for two years. Additionally, he was chair of the Hiring Committee.

Joe was a Dean’s List student, football captain, and All-American Honorable-Mention as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College. While in law school, he was the Executive/Managing Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and graduated cum laude.

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  • Boston College School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Bowdoin College, B.A., 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit