Joseph A. Cioffi Joins Aronberg Goldgehn’s Business Law & Transactions Group
Joseph A. Cioffi has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He was previously the Managing Partner of Cervantes & Cioffi LLP, a law firm he co-founded with Marc Cervantes in 2007.
Joe represents directors and officers, management committees and stakeholders of privately held companies, investment groups and family enterprises consisting of various corporate entities, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships, and trusts in numerous tax and general business law matters. He provides advice on fiduciary responsibilities, corporate governance, entity formation and capital structuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and liquidations, and business succession planning.
Joe regularly counsels start-up companies and entrepreneurs regarding business planning and financing options, including traditional and alternative bank lending, private placements, factoring of receivables, venture capital funding and SBA loans.
In addition, Joe has extensive experience preparing individual and entity tax returns as well as structuring federal and state tax settlements, negotiating offers in compromise, and defending tax positions in audit hearings and other tax controversy matters. He routinely provides advice regarding new legislation and emerging developments in tax law and accounting policy, and assists with compliance and reporting matters, regulatory issues and internal controls to ensure conformity with industry best practices.
“Joe is a talented business lawyer and terrific addition to our business law and transactions practice group,” said Jerry Holisky, Co-Managing Member of the firm. “He brings to Aronberg Goldgehn years of experience representing closely held, privately held and entrepreneurial entities – our firm’s core client base - in addition to extensive tax law knowledge.”
Joe earned his LL.M in Tax Law from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2006 and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2004. In 2000, he earned a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree (M.P.A.) from the University of Illinois, Springfield.
He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States Tax Court.
In addition to his civilian practice, Joe serves as a Judge Advocate and Public Affairs Officer for the United States Army Reserve Legal Command. He is responsible for performing a variety of legal advisory duties for the 91st Legal Operations Detachment. He also coordinates educational seminars, newsletter distributions, media events, and community programs to inform Service members and the public about issues important to national security and the military.
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