Josh Lawler’s practice focuses on securities law, mergers & acquisitions and technology transactions. His M&A clients include public and private companies, private equity groups, fundless sponsors, family offices and high net worth individuals. Josh often collaborates with international teams, working across languages and sovereign borders. Many of his clients are domiciled outside of the United States. Many of Josh’s clients rely on him as a trusted advisor, recognizing his expansive understanding of business dynamics above and beyond legal issues. Josh leads the firm’s New Technology Group, working with blockchain, AR/VR, Robotics, AI, biotechnology, software, distributed autonomous organizations and other bleeding edge technology. Josh has a demonstrated ability to quickly grasp functionality and dynamics of new systems, providing analysis of the underlying systems that drive legal structures. Josh is a foremost expert in the field of blockchain and other distributed ledger technology. His passion for the subject drives his understanding of the underlying technology and architecture, business models, tokenomics, use cases, consensus algorithms and legal and regulatory requirements (and failings) that drive the global blockchain ecosystem. Josh is a premier counselor in respect of commercial transactions, M&A and finance in the cannabis and psychedelics space. Drawing on a bioscience education, Josh applies an understanding of scientific, commercial and regulatory matters to craft innovative solutions to issues present in no other industry. Prior to joining Zuber Lawler, Josh practiced as a corporate securities and M&A attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Josh graduated from Duke University where he double majored in Bio-Psychology and History with a concentration in Genetics. Josh earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law where he graduated cum laude.
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