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Joseph R. Struble

Associate
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San Antonio

2301 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Education
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 2013, Houston Law Review, Senior Articles Editor; Order of the Coif; National Order of Scribes
M.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2010
B.A./B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2002
State Bar Licenses
Texas

Joseph R. Struble

Associate

Joe Struble focuses his practice on corporate law and business transactions. From business formation to ultimate disposition, Joe acts as a trusted advisor by providing value-added legal advice that helps clients resolve problems, achieve their goals, and plan for the road ahead.

EXPERIENCE

BUSINESS & CORPORATE

  • Prepared and negotiated business formation documents, governing documents, and shareholders' agreements.
  • Counseled business owners and companies on corporate restructuring, entity conversions, equity investments, the contribution and transfer of assets, succession planning, and management's fiduciary duties.
  • Negotiated and drafted contracts, loans, promissory notes, and security agreements.
  • Advised on the purchase, lease and operation of private aircraft.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

  • Prepared and negotiated asset purchase agreements, equity interest purchase agreements, and merger agreements.
  • Represented a diversified equipment manufacturer in the strategic acquisition of a private manufacturing company.
  • Represented an industrial equipment company in the sale of its tire division to an international tire manufacturer.
  • Represented an ecommerce company in the sale of the company's assets.
  • Represented a strategic buyer in the acquisition of the assets of a technology company.
  • Represented a private energy company as both buyer and seller in multiple asset purchase transactions.
  • Represented a successful stalking horse bidder in the acquisition of the assets of a bankrupt technology company.
  • Represented a Texas corporation in a 'freeze-out' merger to buy-out minority shareholders.

BUSINESS DISPUTES

  • Represented a healthcare group in a dispute among equity owners.
  • Represented a business owner in a dispute over the distribution of corporate assets and the dissolution of the corporation.
  • Analyzed indemnity, earn-out, and representation and warranty provisions in purchase agreements to develop litigation strategy.

Presentations

  • Starting a New Business in the Wake of Tax Reform, UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (February 2018)
  • S-Corp vs. Partnership Taxation: Tales of Busted Deals, Broken Promises and How Wise Planning Can Save the Day, San Antonio CPA Society (October 2017)
  • Why an LLC is Right for Your First Start-Up, UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (October 2017)
  • Anatomy of an Asset Purchase: Strategies for Adding Value, San Antonio CPA Society (August 2017)
  • Overview of Business Entities and Tax Considerations, San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents (May 2017)
  • The Good and the Bad: S-Corp vs. Partnership Taxation and the Alternative Entity Structure of an LLC Taxed as an S-Corp, San Antonio CPA Society (January 2017)
  • Manufacturing Industry Tax Benefits & Incentives: Understanding Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (IC-DISCs), San Antonio CPA Society (November 2016)

Publications

  • Steps to 'Freeze Out' a Minority Shareholder in Texas, Strasburger Closely-Held Companies Blog (May 2017)
  • Co-author. Considering the Alternative Entity Structure of an LLC Taxed as an S-Corp, Today's CPA (March/April 2017)
  • Strategic Use of the Divisive Merger in Texas, Strasburger Closely-Held Companies Blog (January 2017)
  • Thinking of Selling Your Craft Brewery? Consider These Points, Houston Business Journal (December 2016)
  • An Early Roll of the Dice: Appeal Under Conditional Finality in Federal Court, 50 Hous. L. Rev. 221 (2012)
  • Co-author. The Challenges of Implementing Bans on Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship, Tobacco Control in Africa: People, Politics, and Policies (2011)
Awards/Achievements
Recipient of Strasburger’s Phil Kelton Business Associate of the Year Award (2018)
Membership
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Texas Bar Association, Business Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association, Member
Entrepreneurship Legal Clinics organized by LiftFund and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Attorney Volunteer