Whether advising on a complex financing transaction or assisting with the legal aspects of owning and operating a business, Joseph Hess is valued for his ability to understand the bigger picture commercial goals his clients seek to achieve. A dedicated team player and practical legal counselor, Joseph remains committed to providing practical solutions to those he serves.
Joseph represents local, regional and global banking and lending institutions in negotiating, drafting and closing lending and financing transactions, as well as corporate representation of health care professionals and their related practices. He has worked on and closed transactions that range from $1 million to hundreds of millions of dollars.
In the finance realm, Joseph assists clients with asset-based and unsecured commercial loans, acquisition financings, securitized asset financings, syndicated real estate loans, construction loans, tax-exempt financings, and commercial real estate and project financings.
In the health care realm, Joseph assists dentists, orthodontists, ophthalmologists, physicians, surgeons and related specialists with regard to forming, buying and selling practice entities, partnership buy-ins, negotiating employment agreements, lease reviews, real estate purchases, and providing day-to-day advice for running practice entities. He works with recent graduates seeking to establish their first practice, as well as practice purchase or buy-in opportunities, and seasoned doctors looking to implement a succession plan leading toward retirement or an outright sale of a practice.
Joseph is also experienced in counseling and representing businesses in a wide variety of industries in governance matters and M&A deals.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Grand Rapids Young Professionals Development Committee
Member, Blandford Nature Center Internal Affairs Committee