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Joseph R. Struble

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Joe Struble advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and joint ventures. From business formation to ultimate disposition, Joe often counsels his clients throughout the life cycle of their business.

Companies and business owners turn to Joe to negotiate and document asset sales, securities purchases, and mergers. Joe prepares letters of intent, conducts due diligence, negotiates deal terms, drafts key contracts, and closes transactions. He also advises on the acquisition of distressed companies and their assets.

Joe counsels clients on business and strategic planning matters related to entity structure, corporate governance, tax planning, capital investments, equity incentives, executive employment, and key contracts. He works with clients to plan and document joint ventures and business formations involving the contribution of capital, technology, and real estate.

When the inevitable business dispute arises, Joe advises clients on matters related to contract interpretation, equity ownership, enforcement of non-competes, and business dissolution. From publicly traded companies to family businesses, Joe represents a variety of businesses with a focus on the technology, energy, services, and manufacturing industries. Joe also provides private client services to successful entrepreneurs and their families.


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


Named among Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters (2023)

Rising Stars in Business & Corporate/M&A, San Antonio Scene Magazine (2019)

Recipient of Strasburger’s Phil Kelton Business Associate of the Year Award (2018)

Named among Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2024)


American Bar Association, Business Law Section

San Antonio Bar Association, Member

San Antonio North Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lab, Class of 2019

Texas Bar Association, Business Law Section

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinics organized by LiftFund and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Attorney Volunteer

State Bar Licenses


Representative Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a publicly-traded manufacturing company in the acquisition of a private manufacturing company.
  • Represented an e-commerce company in the sale of the company’s assets.
  • Represented a publicly-traded energy services company in the acquisition of an energy technology company.
  • Represented an entrepreneur in the purchase of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
  • Represented a medical doctor in the sale of a multi-location, specialty medical practice.
  • Represented an entrepreneur in the acquisition of the assets of a bankrupt technology company.
  • Represented a majority stockholder in a technology company in the leveraged acquisition of a minority shareholder’s stock in the company.

Representative Business Planning Transactions

  • Counseled companies and investors in business structure, profit sharing, and governance matters for new business ventures.
  • Planned and documented business restructurings in anticipation of capital investments and business sales to achieve tax-efficient exits for business owners.
  • Negotiated and documented cross-border joint venture transactions in the manufacturing and logistics industries.
  • Negotiated and drafted loan agreements, technology contracts, and employment agreements.
  • Negotiated and documented real estate purchases, conveyances, and leases.

Representative Business Disputes

  • Represented a business owner in a dispute over the distribution of corporate assets and the dissolution of the corporation.
  • Represented a company in a dispute with former employees regarding equity incentive compensation and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Represented an investor in a dispute related to the repayment of loans and distribution of assets from a failed business.
  • Analyzed key provisions in purchase agreements to develop dispute resolution strategies.
  • 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)
  • Year One of Complying with the Corporate Transparency Act, Risk Management Association, San Antonio Chapter (January 2024)
  • Preparing for the Corporate Transparency Act, San Antonio XPX (October 2023)
  • Business Exit Planning, Risk Management Association, Texas Chapter (April 2023)
  • Texas Two-Step: Business Entities and Mergers & Acquisitions, San Antonio CPA Society (May 2022)
  • Assembling Your Deal Team, Panelist, ACG Austin/San Antonio’s 9th Annual Private Equity Two-Step (November 2021)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (September 2021)
  • Structuring Your Startup, UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp (October 2021, November 2019, February 2019, October 2018)
  • Tax/Business Update, Panelist, San Antonio CPE Day (June 2019)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Strategies for Financial Professionals to Add Value in the Current Marketplace, San Antonio CPA Society (August 2018)
  • 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)