Joe Guarino manages a diverse practice with a specific emphasis on litigation and counseling clients on labor and employment, complex commercial, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, corporate compliance, data privacy and regulatory matters.

Joe’s clients have a national and worldwide presence.  He represents publicly traded companies and has considerable experience with private equity and venture capital firms, broker-dealers, hedge funds, entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses.

Joe is regularly turned to for high profile matters and as an adviser on virtually all aspects of his client’s businesses.  He subscribes to a pragmatic approach to the practice of law and his team is designed to deliver a high quality product on a 24/7 basis.

The breadth of Joe’s experience includes litigating restrictive covenant matters involving noncompetition, non-solicitation and trade secret claims, corporate raiding cases, whistleblower and discrimination maters, commercial real estate disputes, securities class actions, contract litigation, fraud claims arising out of Ponzi schemes and false advertising claims.  He also has considerable experience in Fair Labor Standards Act and Independent Contractor Misclassification Class Actions, Housing and Banking Discrimination Class Actions and representative hearings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Joe also regularly counsels clients with issues arising out of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as on corporate reorganizations and post-acquisition integrations. He is also frequently called upon to advise on  senior executive transition and retention issues, workforce restructuring, compliance with US and foreign statutes, independent contractor and classification issues, workplace investigations, layoffs, terminations, disability accommodations, hiring and firing, medical leaves, policies and procedures, employee theft, employment agreements and background checks.

In addition, Joe and his team guide clients through corporate compliance and regulatory issues, complex commercial matters, global data privacy infrastructure and implementation, advice and counsel regarding the establishment and operation of franchise and distribution systems, government contracts and commercial real estate transactions and disputes.