Joseph J. DeVito

Biography

Joseph is a corporate attorney focusing his practice on clients’ strategic, financial, and real estate transactions. He adopts a sense of ownership with each deal he’s a part of, treating each transaction with a high degree of attention and urgency.

He is an experienced and accomplished transactional attorney, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate lending and restructuring transactions, real estate sales and leasing, international business transactions, securities, and corporate health care matters. He represents clients across several industries, including automotive, industrial, health care, fintech, service, and technology with respect to all aspects of their strategic and legal objectives.

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School  (LL.M., 2005)
  • Wayne State University Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 1995)
  • Michigan State University, James Madison College  (B.A., 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Association for Corporate Growth

  • Financial Executives International

  • State Bar of Michigan

    • Business Law Section

  • American Bar Association

    • Negotiated Transactions and Health Law committees

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers© (2013 - 2021)

  • Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Advisors Award, M&A Advisor’s International M&A Awards (2018)

  • Michigan Leading Lawyers© (2014 - 2021)

  • Top Lawyers, dbusiness (2011 - 2014, 2016 - 2020)

  • Michigan Super Lawyers® (2011 - 2020)

    • Top 100 Michigan Lawyers (2013)

    • Top 50 Michigan Business Lawyers (2013)

  • Deal Maker of the Year (Advisor Category), Crain’s Detroit Business  (2014)

  • Deal Maker of the Year, Finance Monthly (2013)

  • Michigan Rising Stars® (2008 - 2010)