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Joseph A. Castelluccio

Joseph A. Castelluccio

Mayer Brown LLP

New York, NY, USA


Joe Castelluccio helps clients balance risks and opportunities by combining legal acumen with business experience. He has extensive transactional experience and provides M&A, joint venture and other corporate advice to US and multinational companies in a variety of sectors, including insurance, technology, chemicals and infrastructure.  Joe’s work frequently involves complex, cross-border transactions and strategic initiatives.  In addition, he advises public and private companies on securities law matters and business and commercial issues.

Joe frequently advises companies in complex, cross-border transactions and strategic initiatives and represents companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, financial services, insurance, industrials, chemicals and infrastructure. He also advises public and private companies on securities law matters and business and commercial issues.

Joe has been a lecturer in Fordham Law School’s Transactional Skills for Global Legal Practice program and a faculty member for the Practising Law Institute’s seminar on Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company.  Prior to attending law school, Joe worked at Prudential Securities as an analyst in the investment banking group and as an associate in the equity capital markets group. While attending law school, Joe worked in the division of enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Joe is a member of the Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit organization in New York dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children. He is also a member of the Northeast Advisory Board for Youth About Business, a national youth leadership development organization that introduces high school students from diverse and underserved communities to the world of business through intensive summer M&A programs.

Experience

M&A Transactions

  • Represented a large American life insurance company in its acquisition of a term life new business platform and related technology assets.
  • Represented one of the world's largest chemicals producers in its sale of a leading distribution business in North America.
  • Represented a global financial services company in its bid to acquire a cybersecurity firm.
  • Represented a large mutual insurance company in its divestment of a registered investment advisor and asset management company.
  • Represented a global specialty chemicals company in its acquisition of a leading global glass laminating solutions business.
  • Represented an international insurance and financial services corporation in its purchase of an independent broker-dealer and registered investment adviser.
  • Represented a diversified financial services company in its acquisition of an investment advisory business and trust company.
  • Represented a fixed income investment management firm in its acquisition by a large Canadian investment firm.
  • Represented multiple hedge funds and investment management firms in the structuring of their equity capitalizations.
  • Represented a private equity fund in the purchase of a controlling interest in a technology and services company specializing in the healthcare industry.
  • Represented one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds in its bid to acquire a group of electric power companies in South America.

Equity Financings

  • Represented a pet specialty company in an equity financing conducted through CircleUp, a crowdfunding platform.
  • Represented a developer and provider of cloud enablement platforms and services in an equity reorganization and $11.5 million "B" round preferred stock offering.
  • Represented a global venture capital firm in its participation in a $10.5 million “B” round preferred stock offering of a diagnostic imaging systems company.
  • Represented a leading developer of identity authentication systems in an equity reorganization and “B” round preferred stock offering with a total transaction value of $20 million.

Investments in and Divestments of Private Equity Fund Interests

  • Represented a private investor in its sale of a portfolio of interests in multiple private equity funds with a total transaction value of $100 million.
  • Represented a $40 billion pension fund in numerous investment around the world, including investments in a real estate fund focused on North America, a private equity fund focused on China, a real estate fund focused on Australian retail properties and a private equity fund focused on Africa and Latin America.

Education

  • Georgetown University, BA
  • Brooklyn Law School, JD, cum laude; Executive Editor, Brooklyn Law Review (2005–2006)

Admissions

  • New York

Activities

  • Member, Legal Advisory Council of Sanctuary For Families, the leading non-profit organization in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving the complex needs of domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children.
  • Board member, Northeast Region Advisory Board of Youth About Business , a national youth leadership development organization that introduces high school students from diverse and underserved communities to the world of business through intensive M&A summer programs.
  • New York City Bar Association

News & Publications

  • "Maximize the Potential and Avoid Pitfalls in Developing and Implementing Insurtech," National Underwriter Property & Casualty, 28 August 2016
  • "Surviving Intercompany Arrangements in Carve-Out Transactions," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report, 1 February 2016
  • "4 Crowdfunding Tips From The Trenches," Law360, 8 April 2015

Events

  • Faculty Member, Pocket MBA: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Practising Law Institute, 7 October 2016
  • Faculty Member, Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company, Practising Law Institute, 14 June 2016
Joseph A. Castelluccio is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Transaction Considerations - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales - Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales - Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales - Letters of Intent and Other Preliminary Considerations for Private Acquisitions or Sales, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, New York, NY
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