Edited ThinkstockPhotos-478475426The current, 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016) is compiled from detailed, confidential evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Based on those surveys, Best Lawyers designates a single “Lawyer of the Year” in each of several high-profile specialties in major legal markets. One attorney is given the honor in each practice, in each market. Davis Wright Tremaine’s Joe Weinstein has been named 2016’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law. Joe represents companies in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other family business related transactions. He focuses particularly on transactions involving family or closely held businesses, private equity funds, and international businesses. Joe has substantial experience in food-related industries and assists clients with the purchase, sale and finance of such companies. He was named 2012 Seattle “Lawyer of the Year” in M&A Law and has been consistently nominated as a “Super Lawyer” since 2006.

Joe's clients include: Joshua Green Corp., Trident Seafoods, Endeavour Capital, National Frozen Foods Corp., and New Seasons Market.

Firmwide, 151 Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers across eight offices and 60 practice areas were included in the 2016 Best Lawyers list. 8 lawyers in the Family Business practice were named Best Lawyers for 2016. They are: Keith Baldwin, Pamela Charles, Jason Farber, Patrick Green, Richard Klobucher, Matthew LeMaster, William Weigand and James Wreggelsworth. Click here to learn more about Joe.