Joseph Silver is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate practice and is based in Atlanta. He primarily represents private equity funds, venture capital funds and their portfolio companies with mergers and acquisitions and equity financing transactions. In the last five years, he has handled over 100 M&A transactions for aggregate consideration exceeding $3.0 billion, including $1.0 billion of transaction involving healthcare services companies. He has significant experience in serving as outside general counsel to healthcare and technology companies, including providing guidance structuring and negotiating equity investments, JVs and M&A transactions. He has been named by the prestigious English research firm Chambers & Partners in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the leading private equity and corporate M&A lawyers. Mr. Silver is a faculty member and annual speaker at the Venture Capital Institute. He serves on DLA Piper’s Policy Committee, Private Equity Steering Committee and is the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office
Mr. Silver received his BA with honors from Vanderbilt University and earned his JD from the University of Georgia cum laude.