Joel T. May

Joel May practices in the areas of corporate finance, private equity fund formation, and general corporate law. He has significant experience representing public and private companies and underwriters in a variety of transactions, including public and private securities offerings, restructurings, tender offers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other M&A transactions. In addition to his transactional work, he serves as outside securities counsel to a number of public companies, counseling clients and boards of directors and their committees on a broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley, executive compensation, fiduciary duties, communications with the public markets, shareholder activism, and related issues.

Joel has represented clients in many different industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, chemical products, real estate, energy, e-commerce, telecommunications, and information management. He recently worked on transactions and representations involving Asbury Automotive Group; Axiall Corporation; Exide Technologies; Flowers Foods; Kraft Foods; LaSalle Investment Management; Milliken & Company; Noro-Moseley Partners; Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan; RLJ Lodging Trust; Stepan Company; U.S. Bank; and Woodward, Inc.

Joel is a member of the Georgia Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Capital Markets, 4) Private Equity, 5) Real Estate and 6) Equity Offerings
Law School Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Admitted Year 2002
Education Valparaiso University (B.A. 1997)
Bar Member / Association Georgia and Illinois
Most recent firm Jones Day
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