CREF Board Member
Partner, DLA Piper
Joe is a real estate partner in DLA Piper. He has been practicing in San Diego since 1985, joining Gray Cary Ames & Frye, a prominent San Diego law firm, upon graduating from law school. During his career, Gray Cary Ames & Frye became Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich and ultimately, DLA Piper. Joe represents clients in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, lease transactions and real estate secured financing transactions, placing an emphasis on problem solving and helping his clients achieve their goals.
Joe graduated from The University Virginia School of Law and the University of Notre Dame. He has lived in Encinitas and Carlsbad with his wife, Bernadette, since the 1980s. He served on the Board of Managers of the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA for almost 30 years. As a lawyer, Joe’s relationship with The San Diego Foundation goes back to the late 1980s.