Joseph B. Crace, Jr.
Joe Crace counsels companies and individuals facing liability under federal and state securities laws, and represents companies involved in disputes with shareholders and other investors. He has handled securities and shareholder litigation matters for both public and private companies in various industries, including healthcare, financial services and food services. Joe also works with companies and their directors and officers to achieve favorable results in high-stakes cases and claims related to mergers and acquisitions. Over the past three years, Joe has represented multiple healthcare-related companies and their directors and officers in litigation related to mergers and acquisitions with valuations exceeding $3.6 billion.
Joe’s practice involves:
- Mergers & Acquisitions – Representing public corporations and their directors and/or officers in class action litigation, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and other claims that threaten to impede multi-million and multi-billion dollar transactions in various industries.
- Securities & Shareholder Litigation – Representing public companies in federal securities class actions, derivative actions and other shareholder disputes arising from alleged violations of federal and state securities laws, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, and other matters that could lead to potential liability.
Joe maintains an active pro bono practice – representing veterans in conjunction with the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the firm’s pro bono adoption program. He has successfully challenged Veterans Administration disability ratings on behalf of Iraq War veterans suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and other medical issues, and obtained increased disability payments for these soldiers.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
American Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Media Mentions & Firm News
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2014-2020)
Cornell Law Review — Managing Editor
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs — Section Editor
Cornell Law School — Kasowitz Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy