A. Josef DeLisle

Joe DeLisle concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private debt and equity and venture capital transactions, securities laws, corporate formation and governance, shareholders, partnership and joint venture agreements, and other general business and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Miller & Martin PLLC, Mr. DeLisle led the corporate and tax group at a mid-sized Atlanta law firm and before that practiced in the corporate group of an Atlanta-based, national law firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. DeLisle was an environmental engineer for four years with Law Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. and earned his Professional Engineer License.
Practice Areas
Corporate Finance
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
High Growth & Emerging Companies
Investment Management
Corporate & Securities
Representative Experience

Representing a provider of audio, video and web-based conferencing solutions in a $400 million merger.
Representing a publicly listed Australian company in its $120 million acquisition of a U.S. based pharmaceutical business, including a corresponding U.S. private equity offering and debt financing.
Representing a privately owned managed care company in its $100 million sale to a publicly traded supplemental life and health insurance company.
Representing the managing underwriter in the $75 million initial public offering by a provider of software and services to the medical imaging industry.
Representing an environmental services provider in its acquisition of solid waste management and waste transfer facilities and debt and equity financings in excess of $85 million.
Representing a family-owned sporting goods retailer in its sale of a $85 million majority ownership position.
Representing a management team in the organization of a specialty finance company backed by more than $60 million of privately-funded capital.
Formation of a multi-party, interdisciplinary joint venture, capitalized with more than $50 million, focused on the acquisition, recapitalization and development of distressed real estate assets.
Representing a public health care company in its $50 million acquisition of a group of local health care providers.
Representing a borrower in a $50 million international in-bound, subordinated secured credit facility.
Representing a natural gas marketer in over $25 million of equity, debt and financed commercial transactions.
Representing an online retail company in more than $25 million of private equity financing and other organizational matters.
Representing a family-owned construction products business in its $23 million sale to a strategic public company buyer.
Representing a provider of prepaid telecommunications services in more than $23 million of private equity financing and other corporate matters.
Representing a high-growth, consumer services company in more than $21 million of private equity financing.
Representing management as the "stalking horse bidder" in a $12 million management buyout of two business units through a Section 363 bankruptcy auction which also included capitalizing a new company with a combination of debt and equity financing.
Representing sponsors in the formation of a $10 million private equity fund.
Representing registered investment advisor (RIA) business in more than $7 million of debt and equity financing and other organizational matters.
Representing a specialized home improvement, building products and installation services business in more than $5 million private equity financing.
Representing an international real estate services business in its expansion strategy of acquiring local businesses and developing local markets.
Representing numerous publicly traded health care companies in the syndication and organization of several ambulatory surgery centers.
Representing a power marketer in a financed power supply arrangement with one of the top 10 energy companies in the world.
Representing companies and investors in connection with their private capital raising initiatives or investments.
Representing closely-held, private companies and their owners with complex governance matters and buy-out transactions, which often involve issues such as employee-employer, landlord-tenant and borrower-guarantor matters.
Representing purchasers and sellers in bankruptcy court approved transactions.
Serving the role as outside general counsel to numerous domestic and international companies in many different industries, producing a variety of goods and services.

Other Professional Accomplishments

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2014
Selected by peers for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2013
Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite, 2010-2013
Extern to The Honorable Marvin H. Shoob, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and with the United States Environmental Protection Agency


1998 Georgia House Bill 1163, 15 GSU Law Review 29

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Finance, 2) Mergers, 3) Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, 4) High Growth & Emerging Companies, 5) Securities, 6) Investment Management and 7) Corporate & Securities
Law School J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University College, 1999
Education Georgia Institute of Technology
Bar Member / Association B.C.E., Civil Engineering, with honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
Most recent firm Miller & Martin PLLC
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