A native of Cleveland, Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1977 and a Master of Arts in Zoology in 1979 from DePauw University. He then worked as an aquatic biologist at the Ohio EPA in Columbus until 1985. In 1985, he received his juris doctorate from Capital University Law School. For more than 20 years, Joe has been working with buyers, sellers, developers and lenders throughout Ohio on environmental and development issues associated with their projects. Joe began working with Wagenbrenner as its outside environmental attorney in 2003 on the Harrison Park project and has been part of its brownfield development team ever since. He joined Wagenbrenner as its General Counsel and a project lead in August 2016. Joe is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association, a member of the Advisory Board of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate and the Governance Chair of ULI Columbus.