Joseph Walsh Jr. , General Counsel for XMS Capital Partners, has over 40 years of experience in corporate law. Joe is a former Partner & Co-chairman of Winston & Strawn’s corporate department, specializing in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in the packaging industry through representing Jefferson Smurfit / Smurfit-Stone for 35 years. Joe has represented companies such as Beatrice Foods, Inc., Gould Inc., Argosy Gaming Company, Monsanto Company, Fannie May Holding, Inc., Motorola, Inc., FMC Corporation, Ltd., Gas City, Ltd., and Ipsco Steel, Inc. He has extensive experience in sports law and media law, handling the acquisitions of the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Nuggets, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Canadiens, and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sports law area, and the acquisition and divestiture of numerous television stations and newspapers in the media area.
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Joe was in-house counsel for McDonald’s Corporation.
Joe has been honored in the peer rankings-based The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, most recently in the 2011 and 2012 editions and in the Irish America Legal 100 since September 2008. Joe serves as a panel member for the American Association of Arbitrators and as a director of the American Ireland Fund (Chicago Region). He received a B.A., with honors, from Indiana University and J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University Law School.