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Joseph Fore

Joseph Fore

Hiring Partner, Austin Office
Joseph Fore is excellent, clear, direct and transparent, with a good balance of advisory and practical solutions.
client quoted in Chambers USA

Joseph Fore represents public and private companies, private equity firms and venture capital investors in connection with their transactional matters and ongoing corporate legal needs. In the last five years, he has served as deal counsel in connection with over 100 M&A and investment transactions.

Joseph's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate governance, public offerings and SEC disclosure. 

Joseph focuses on the healthcare and technology and software sectors.

Joseph serves as a partner mentor to a law student in Managua, Nicaragua as a part of the firm’s Global Scholarship Programme.

Joseph and his wife, Courtney, reside in Austin with their son, Luke.

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Recent Matters

  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in the sale of its Infrastructure & Automotive Business for US$2.75 billion
  • RateGenius in its business combination with AUTOPAY and formation of The Savings Group
  • Q2 (Nasdaq – QTWO) in its acquisition of ClickSWITCH
  • BigCommerce (Nasdaq – BIGC) in its US$249 million initial public offering and US$263 million follow-on offering
  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in its acquisition of Redpine Signals' Connectivity Business for US$308 million
  • SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) in sixteen acquisitions
  • Tritium Partners in their growth equity investments in ToursByLocals, Project X Media, RateGenius, RoadOne IntermodaLogistics and Giact Systems
  • OBIX in its sale to Harris, an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX - CSU)
  • Healthfinch in its sale to Health Catalyst (Nasdaq: HCAT)
  • Paylocity (Nasdaq – PCTY) in its acquisitions of Samepage, VidGrid, BeneFLEX HR Resources and PCTY's two resellers
  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in its acquisitions of Micrium, Zentri and Qulsar's IEEE 1588 Software and Modules
  • AgileCraft in its sale to Atlassian (Nasdaq – TEAM) for US$166 million
  • RoadOne IntermodaLogistics in its recapitalization by Nonantum Capital Partners
  • Avnera in its sale to Skyworks (Nasdaq – SWKS) for US$405 million
  • BenefitMall in its sale to The Carlyle Group
  • RetailMeNot (Nasdaq – SALE) in its sale to Harland Clarke for US$630 million
  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sigma Designs (Nasdaq – SIGM) for US$240 million
  • BigCommerce in venture capital financings totaling US$170 million
  • Silicon Labs (Nasdaq – SLAB) in its issuance of US$400 million of convertible notes
  • WellAware in venture capital financings totaling US$80 million
  • HNI Healthcare in venture capital financings totaling US$51 million, its US$65 million credit facility with CRG, numerous acquisitions and an asset sale to a public company
  • Paylocity (Nasdaq – PCTY) in its US$138 million initial public offering and its US$132 million follow-on offering
  • Delta Rigging & Tool in its sale to Bishop Lifting Products
  • Newgistics in its growth equity investment by Littlejohn & Co
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 2010
    Dean's Scholar
  • B.A., Political and Social Thought, History, University of Virginia 2007
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Echols Scholar
He is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with.
— client quoted in Chambers USA


  • Chambers USA
    • Up and Coming, Texas: Austin & Surrounds Corporate/M&A (2021-2022) 

Prior Experience

  • Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (Washington, DC)

Civic and Charitable

  • Parish Council Secretary and Acolyte, St. Theresa's Catholic Church
  • Chair, St. Theresa’s participation in the Diocese of Austin’s $85M Encountering Christ Capital Campaign