Joseph B. Alexander, Jr. is a widely respected private equity and corporate M&A lawyer who focuses his international practice on representing private equity and corporate buyers and sellers in connection with M&A and general corporate matters.
Joe regularly represents nationally known private equity firms and sellers selling to such firms in corporate matters, including in connection with over 100 M&A transactions for aggregate consideration exceeding US$18.0 billion in the last five years.
He also serves as outside general counsel to various public and private companies, including in connection with over 30 M&A transactions for aggregate consideration exceeding US$9.0 billion in the last five years. Although Joe is a generalist, having closed multiple transactions in many sectors, he has particular expertise in the TMT, healthcare, food and beverage, franchising and manufacturing sectors.
Joe is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Private Equity practice, US Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice, Southeast US Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s Global Board and its US Executive and Management Committees.
Joe has received a number of professional commendations. He has been named by the prestigious English research firm Chambers & Partners in Chambers USA as one of the leading private equity and corporate M&A lawyers in the United States. Chambers has noted that he has repeatedly demonstrated his proficiency in providing advice to private equity firms and is described by clients as “an exceptionally bright leader with a direct approach and a strong business strategy perspective.”
- Member, Global Board
- Member, Executive Committee
- Member, Management Committee
- J.D., Duke University School of Law
- B.B.A., University of Georgia
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