Ward and Smith, P.A.
Joanne's practice emphasizes the representation of banks and other financial institutions in commercial loan transactions involving asset-based and real estate secured loans, including new construction, multi-family, mixed use, retail, hotel, and healthcare related projects. She also represents real estate developers and business owners in connection with acquisition, disposition, planning, financing, construction, and leasing negotiations. Joanne's representation has further included the representation of developers and housing authorities in connection with tax credit developments of multifamily and affordable housing.
Joanne regularly advises clients on a broad range of business law matters, including the formation and structuring of new businesses and investment entities, business transfers and acquisitions, asset purchase and sale transactions, and contract drafting and negotiation.
Joanne's unique combination of experience in commercial lending, development, real estate, and business law allows her to provide sound guidance to her clients in connection with a broad range of legal issues. Clients find her knowledge of these processes beneficial when navigating these frequently complex waters, and they rely on her to focus on the smallest details of their transactions while never losing sight of the big picture.