Joseph is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, a member of the tax group and the head of the federal tax subgroup.  He practices generally in the area of federal taxation, including public and private mergers, tax-free and taxable acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, joint ventures, venture capital, real estate, restructurings, financing and equity transactions.  Joseph advises in transactions involving federal New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and Qualified Opportunity Zones.  Joseph’s federal practice also includes tax aspects of the oil and gas industry, including divestitures and joint ventures relating to interests in the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio.

Career highlights include:

  • Advising Worthington Industries, Inc., in its spin-off of Worthington Steel, Inc., as an independent, publicly traded company
  • Structuring and analysis of numerous transactions involving partnerships, limited liability companies, and joint ventures, including entity formation, dissolution, sale, merger, division and restructuring
  • Structuring and analysis of numerous transactions involving S corporations and Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiaries
  • Structuring and analysis of numerous taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions and divestitures 

Joseph is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.  He is also licensed to practice in New York.

Joseph received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a staff member and an editor of the Columbia Law Review.  He received his B.S. in electrical engineering summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Tax Law, 2022-2023

Professional & Community Activities

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Tax Committee, 2014 to present

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Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1996

Columbia Law Review, Staff Member, 1994-1995, Editor, 1995-1996

Case Western Reserve University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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