Joseph J. Santaniello

Partner, Corporate, Tax and Transactions Regional Service Line Leader

Known for his assertive and open-minded legal approach, corporate clients turn to Jack for his experience in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial transactional matters, franchise, distribution and licensing law, as well as copyright and federal and state trademark matters.

Jack’s more than 25 years practicing law, in addition to his experiences throughout his life, such as being a volunteer firefighter in Chapel Hill while in college and an NCAA Division 1 soccer referee, bring a diverse set of skills and perspectives to facilitate his work in dealing with a broad set of issues. His understanding of the challenges faced by companies and their owners allows Jack to provide strategic counsel and representation in a wide range of business activities, including:

  • Transaction negotiations
  • Corporate formation and dissolution
  • Contract review
  • Ownership transfers and disputes
  • Management buyouts
  • Equity succession transfers
  • Business and commercial litigation

Additionally, he has experience in nonprofit organizations, commercial bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, as well as securities law matters.

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