(PHILADELPHIA, PA – August16, 2018) Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is pleased to welcome Joseph Ronan to the firm as Of Counsel. Joe brings to the firm over 35 years of experience advising clients on tax, executive compensation and employee benefits issues in a wide range of areas— venture capital and private equity, public companies, executive matters, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, equity and deferred compensation, retirement plans and tax controversy matters. Previously, he was a partner at Morgan Lewis, held a managerial in house tax counsel position with Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and was a tax associate with Blank Rome. Joe obtained his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, where he was Research Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change, and also obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU Law School. Joe obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Philosophy from Haverford College. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Superlawyers and has a Pre-Eminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. Joe has served as an adjunct professor of tax law with Villanova University School of Law for over 15 years, and has served on the board or as board chair of several nonprofits.
“As our firm continues to grow and handle more complicated matters with larger clients, it’s important to add skilled talent that also adds seniority,” said Michael Crossey, a Managing Partner of the firm. “Joe brings 35 years of large law firm and corporate law department experience and expertise, while still maintaining the sort of entrepreneurial approach that’s critically important to our firm. Taxation and executive compensation issues are central to the growth and success of emerging growth and tech companies, and adding Joe to our staff will provide significant practical help on those issues.”
As part of its growth strategy, Baer Crossey McDemus continues to seek opportunities to augment the firm’s legal products and service offerings and attract experienced talent with the combination of business and legal acumen to support innovative and growth-oriented clients. The firm is committed to helping its clients, which range from pre-funded startups to Fortune 500 companies, build and protect value. The addition of highly experienced subject matter experts in the venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions areas who share the firm’s entrepreneurial vision will fuel its continued growth in the Philadelphia market and its planned expansion into other technology hubs.
About Baer Crossey McDemus LLC
Baer Crossey McDemus LLC is a corporate, technology, intellectual property and emerging growth law firm that delivers next-generation counsel for innovative start-up and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs, as well as efficiency-minded middle market and large corporate clients. Founded by former Morgan Lewis and Wolf Block attorney-entrepreneurs, the firm offers a cutting-edge yet affordable suite of products and services. Baer Crossey McDemus partners with emerging growth companies and also assists established businesses, non-profits and artists with the intricacies of technology, intellectual property and corporate law. Baer Crossey McDemus’ attorneys have large firm backgrounds, but they are also entrepreneurs, software and app developers, and bloggers themselves, as well as proud sponsors of Philadelphia-area bootstrapping organizations, charities, non-profits and the arts. Baer Crossey McDemus maintains an office in Center City Philadelphia.
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