L. Joseph Genereux
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L. Joseph Genereux

Partner
genereux.joe@dorsey.com

Overview

JOE PRACTICES IN THE AREA OF COMMERCIAL FINANCING, INCLUDING SYNDICATED CREDIT FACILITIES, MERGER AND ACQUISITION FINANCING, ASSET-BASED LENDING AND LEASE FINANCING AND REPRESENTS CLIENTS IN DEBT RESTRUCTURING TRANSACTIONS.

Partner in the Finance and Restructuring practice group since 1989, Associate 1981-1988. Department Chair – Finance and Restructuring practice group, 2000-present. Member of the firm’s Policy Committee, 2002-2005, 2013-present. Head of the Dorsey Minneapolis office, 2007-2008. Deputy Managing Partner, 2005-2006.

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1981), Staff, Journal of Law Reform, 1980-1981

London School of Economics (M.Sc., International Relations, 1977)

Grinnell College (B.A., Political Science, 1974)

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • Legal Services Corporation Pro Bono Task Force, 2011 – 2014
  • Advisory Committee Law Firm Pro Bono Project, 2000-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Banking Law Committee, Business Law Section
    • IOLTA Task Force, 2002-present
    • Business Law Pro Bono Task Force, Co-Chair 2002-2004 
  • Minneapolis Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors, member 1999-2006; vice president 2002-2004; president 2004-2006
  • LegalCORPS, Board of Directors, president 2004-present

Accolades

  • IFLR1000 Highly Regarded – State, 2018
  • Named Best Lawyers Minneapolis Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2015, 2019
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2007-2019
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer for 2012-2013 and 2015-2016
  • National Public Service Award, ABA Business Law Section Committee on Pro Bono, 2005
L. Joseph Genereux