Practice Areas

·         Corporate and Business Planning

·         Employment Law

·         Intellectual Property

·         Mergers and Acquisitions

·         Real Estate

·         Section 1031 (Tax Deferred) Exchanges

·         Securities and Finance

·         Sports and Entertainment Law

·         Taxation



Joseph A. Baratta works with corporate, real estate, and business clients on a wide variety of highly sophisticated business and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising transactions, private placements, reverse mergers, and general corporate compliance. Joseph brings exceptional value to all of his clients because of his ability to draw on his business experience when providing legal representation. He not only supplies legal guidance and acumen, but also has a deep appreciation of the financial and business considerations that are at stake in any given situation. As a result, he approaches each representation with an eye toward the client's unique business needs and particular priorities. He handles complicated business transactions at the same time that he supplies his clients with guidance on many of the more routine operational aspects of a business.


Representative Transactions

Joseph has represented numerous fully reporting public companies in all aspects of compliance as well in general corporate matters ranging from employment, intellectual property and taxation to mergers and acquisitions. He works with public companies in all aspects of reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission including annual, quarterly and periodic reports and has participated in numerous Secondary Offerings.  He also works with privately held companies as well as professional athletes in aspects of legal representation.



·         J.D., Ohio Northern University

·         B.A. Economics, University of Richmond



·         Member of the State Bars of New York and New Jersey

·         Member of the New York City Bar Association

·         Member of the Columbian Lawyers Association


Awards and Honors

·         Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing