Joe Vrabel is General Counsel to Blaisco, LLC. He was a senior partner for 22 years at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP. His expertise is primarily in corporate governance, commercial finance and commercial real estate. He also has extensive experience in all varieties of commercial bank loans, bond financings, health care financings, private placements, workout situations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and all types of business transactions. His other areas of practice have included general corporate representation, particularly situations including investment strategies and business planning.
Mr. Vrabel has served on numerous not-for-profit boards of directors, including Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Framingham State College, and Crossroads Community Foundation, where he was a Founding Trustee. He is Past-President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. He has served as the Massachusetts State Chair of the American Bar Foundation and on the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and on its Standing Committee for CLE. Law firms and governmental agencies frequently retain Mr. Vrabel as an expert witness on the ethical standards and legal duties of attorneys in corporate law, real estate and commercial finance issues and transactions. He is a is AAA-certified mediator/arbitrator of commercial, real estate, and business disputes.
Mr. Vrabel is the author of numerous publications and a requested speaker before a variety of legal and non-legal groups. He teaches business law at Babson College in the undergraduate and graduate MBA program and also teaches Public Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the graduate school of Government, Master of Public Administration program. Mr. Vrabel is a graduate of Lake Forest College (B.A.), Boston College (J.D.), and Harvard Law School (Mediator Certification). He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.