Joe Berklund is Co-Chair of the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice and the firm's Florida Practice Leader. Joe’s practice includes representing venture backed and backable emerging companies, private equity backed companies and leading venture, growth equity, and private equity funds in financing and M&A transactions.
In working with emerging technology companies, Joe also regularly serves as general outside counsel, utilizing specialists across MMM as needed to deliver legal advice in key areas affecting scaling businesses, including executive compensation and stock options, licensing, technology transfer and customer agreements, data and privacy, tax, employment and intellectual property. Joe also works with clients to add value in other ways through his network and the MMM ecosystem, including making introductions to capital sources, advisors, board members and other individuals and groups that can be resources to growing businesses.
Prior to joining MMM, Joe was a Venture Capital Associate with Duke Capital Partners. Prior to Duke, Joe specialized in high-stakes, complex business litigation in Miami, Florida. Joe often leverages his prior litigation experience in counseling clients regarding corporate governance matters, potential disputes and to mitigate potential litigation risk. Before practicing law, Joe worked in real estate-based debt origination.