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Basile Leaves Weil Gotshal to Join as Co-Chair of M&A at Foley Hoag

Joseph Basile, the managing partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Boston managing partner has left to join Foley Hoag LLP as a partner and co-chair of its mergers and acquisitions practice. Basile has consistently been named as one of the top lawyers in M&A, private equity buyouts and corporate law by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and the Legal 500 USA.

Speaking on Basile joining Foaley Hoag, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner William R. Kolb said, “Joe brings an incredible depth of experience in corporate law  … The variety and complexity of the transactions he has led span every element of mergers, acquisitions and investment counseling. He’s a valuable addition to an already strong team that provides innovative, experienced counsel to corporate clients.”

Basile regularly writes and speaks on corporate law issues before organizations such as the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Harvard Business School Association of Boston, and the New England Corporate Counsel Association.

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His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; control and minority investments in United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is considered an expert in distressed M&A transactions and financial restructurings.

In addition to transactional work, Basile advises publicly held companies on corporate governance, strategies for engagement with activist shareholders, securities law issues, disclosure and compliance matters.

Basile is a graduate of Stonehill College and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable executive committee; the Stonehill College Board of Trustees; the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Advisory Council; and the Joseph W. Martin Jr. Institute for Law and Society Board of Advisers.

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