Joseph H. Newberg retired as a Tax partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP on June 30, 2013. He participated in opening Weil’s Boston office in 2002, prior to which he practiced tax law for nearly 30 years. During his practice, Joseph consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for tax in Chambers USA, and as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and ranked among New England’s Best Lawyers.
Since retiring from practice, Joseph has been Head of Business Development for a Massachusetts insurance firm that evaluates and secures life, disability, and long-term-care insurance products for businesses and families in New England and nationally.
Joseph focused his legal practice on the sophisticated problems of private equity funds and fund managers, and domestic and international aspects of private equity transactions. During his legal career, he advised on the formation of private equity funds with over $30 billion of capital commitments. He regularly advised such funds, and fund sponsors, on the tax aspects of investment transactions and the internal aspects of their operations, ownership and structure.
He also lectured in the Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law (1982-1984) and served as an adjunct assistant professor in the Bentley College Graduate Program in Taxation (1985-1986), and as a co-chairman of the Boston Bar Association’s International Tax Committee. He also lectured frequently on private equity tax topics in New York, Boston and on the West Coast.
Joseph has been quoted in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal, regarding tax planning matters for closely held businesses, and has lectured on these subjects.
He has served as chairman of the Planning Board of the Town of Belmont, Massachusetts and on the Board of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.
He attended the University of Michigan (B.A., 1969, with high distinction), Harvard Law School (J.D., 1972, magna cum laude) and the Boston University Graduate Tax Program (L.L.M., 1976).