Joe Ruskey represents strategic investors, private equity funds, and public and private companies, including emerging businesses, on a range of transactional business matters in a variety of industries. He has provided outside general counsel services and helped carefully guide clients through mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, fund formations, fund regulatory and compliance matters, financings, private placements and public securities offerings, and other general business issues.
Joe earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he served as associate editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He also was appointed to the careers and clerkships committee of the Student Bar Association and served as a student interviewer for the admissions office. Prior to law school, Joe studied international affairs in Paris and earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English writing from Illinois Wesleyan University, where his first theatrical play he wrote was staged and produced.