Joseph R. DeHondt


Charting a clear course, anticipating and addressing roadblocks before they arise, and driving deals to timely and efficient conclusions are the hallmarks of Joe DeHondt's transactions practice.

Joe delivers clear, actionable advice and a collegial yet vigilant approach that facilitates the consummation of complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, and other transactions.

Joe's sound counsel is a product not only of his extensive and varied experience but of his ability to truly listen to his clients and develop a comprehensive understanding of their concerns, risk tolerance, and objectives. Though he represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, he has earned a reputation for his acumen with technology-related transactions and his representation of clients in the automotive, autonomous vehicle, and advanced mobility sectors.

Responsive and personable, Joe counsels clients on transactional and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, equity offerings, venture capital financings, private placements, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters.

He also assists clients with technology-related transactions, including joint ventures and transactions involving the licensing and transfer of software and technology.

His candor and early assessment of the potential rewards and possible downsides of a sale, acquisition, or other business decision allow his clients to make informed, thoughtful decisions regarding their most consequential transactions.

Too many lawyers, willingly or otherwise, impede transactions with distractions or other matters that don't really matter at all. I focus on the issues at the heart of a deal to clear a path that all parties can take to get it closed.
    • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, Contributing Editor Michigan Journal of International Law 
    • Oberlin College, B.A.
  • Bar Admissions

    • Michigan
    • Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming Lawyers" List, 2023

    • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list for Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023

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