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Joel I. Greenberg

Joel I. Greenberg

Senior Corporate Partner
Corporate Department
Head, Canada Practice

New York
T: +1 212 836 8201
F: +1 212 836 8211

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  • Yale Law School
    JD, 1974
  • New York University
    BS, 1967


  • New York


  • American Bar Association Section of Business Law (Former Chair, Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006-09; Section Council; Editorial Board of The Business Lawyer; Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities; Committee on Legal Opinions)

  • Working Group on Legal Opinions Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Corporation Law, 1983–87)

  • Tribar Opinion Committee, 1987–91

Joel Greenberg is the senior corporate partner and head of the Canada Practice at Kaye Scholer. He concentrates in U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, representation of financial sponsors, and securities transactions. He also advises publicly held and private companies on a wide variety of corporate governance and day-to-day corporate as well as transactional matters. He is a former Chair (2006–2009) of the Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law.

Joel is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions topics, and has spoken at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Center for International Legal Studies, Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School, Harvard Law School, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, International Financial Law Review, Law Journal Seminars, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, University of Miami School of Law and University of Texas School of Law. He co-chairs the annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions, presented by ABA's Section of Business Law.

Joel is recognized as a leader in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and by Chambers USA. In the 2016 edition of Chambers Global, clients note that he is an “extremely smart, extremely capable guy” who “takes a very commercial approach to negotiation.” Joel is also included in The Legal 500 U.S.; The Best Lawyers in America; Who's Who Legal (Mergers & Acquisitions); Practical Law Company’s Mergers and Acquisitions Guidebook; Experts Guides’ Banking Finance & Transactional Guide; and EuroMoney’s Guides to the World’s Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and Corporate Governance Lawyers.

He is a 1974 graduate of Yale Law School.