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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1981

Joseph D. Weinstein

Joe Weinstein represents companies in corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other business transactions. He focuses particularly on transactions involving family or closely held businesses, private equity funds, and international businesses. Joe has substantial experience in the food-related industries and assists clients with the purchase, sale, and finance of such companies.

Joe's clients include: Endeavour Capital, GenNx360, Merck & Co., National Frozen Foods Corp., Joshua Green Corp., and Westward Seafoods, Inc.

Representative Experience

Acquisition for PSC Consulting

Represented global provider of solutions and support to the electricity industry in the acquisition of an engineering firm. (2017)

Sealaska Corporation acquisition of Odyssey Enterprises

Represented Sealaska in majority interest acquisition of Odyssey Enterprises, a retail and food service seafood producer. (2017)

Classic Accessories, Inc. sale to CID Capital, LLC

Represented family owned business in sale to private equity fund. (2016)

Cooke Aquaculture acquisition of Icicle Seafoods

Represented Cooke Aquaculture—a family-owned business in New Brunswick, Canada—in its acquisition of Icicle Seafoods, a 50-plus-year-old seafood company with operations in Alaska and Washington. (2016)

Joint venture for Seattle real estate company

Represented affiliate of Burrard Group in a real estate joint venture to build a 370-unit condominium building in downtown Seattle. (2016)

Nintendo of America sale of interest in Seattle Mariners

Represented Nintendo in sale of a controlling interest in the Seattle Mariners and in the regional sports network. (2016)

Northwest Motorsport, Inc.

Multiple vehicle dealership acquisitions for the largest used car dealer in the state of Washington. (2016)

W.B. Sprague Company, Inc.

Represented W.B. Sprague Company Inc. in stock acquisition of pest management business. (2016)

Harry's Fresh Foods facility acquisition

Represented Harry’s in the acquisition of a 200,000-square-foot food processing facility in Nashville, Tennessee. (2015)

John F. Throne sale of business

Represented a Seattle-based aviation insurance agency, John F. Throne, in a sale to Alliant Insurance Services. (2015)

Joshua Green Corp. dealership acquisition

Represented Joshua Green Corp. in acquisition of a 100-year-old Portland company that sells and services construction equipment. (2015)

Trident Seafoods Corporation Anchor Customer

Represented Trident Seafoods Corporation as anchor client in cold storage facility. (2015)

Little Red Services sale to Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

Represented Little Red Services, an Alaska-based oil service business, in sale to Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (2014)

Westward Seafoods in sale of Kodiak facility

Represented Westward Seafoods in sale to Trident Seafoods Corporation of Kodiak, Alaska fish processing assets. (2014)

New Seasons Market

Represented New Seasons Market in purchase of New Leaf Community Markets. (2013)

Additional Qualifications

  • Senior Foreign Legal Consultant, Lee & Ko, Seoul, Korea

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2008
  • Chair, Conflicts of Law Subcommittee, Business Law Section, Washington State Bar Association, 2006-2016

Professional Recognition

  • Named as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in Corporate/Commercial (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2003-2018; Received "Band 1" ranking, 2012-2018
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as Seattle's "Lawyer of the Year" in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2016, 2018; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2017  
  • Named as the "Seattle Best Lawyers Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 by Best Lawyers 
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Corporate and M&A Law by Best Lawyers, 2006-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2003-2009, 2013-2018
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Held in high regard for his "extensive experience in complicated deal structuring." -Chambers USA 2018