B.S., cum laude, Providence College; JD, magna cum laude, Boston College; LL.M.(Taxation), New York University.

Professor Pari is the Co-Chair of the Tax Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Prior to joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 2018, Professor Pari was the national principal-in-charge of Washington National Tax. Prior to joining KPMG LLP in 2013, he was a partner at the law firms of Linklaters LLP and Dewey Ballantine/Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.(Joe has approximately 25 years of large law firm experience and five-plus years of “Big 4” experience.)

Professor Pari focuses on federal income taxation of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, acquisition financing and the use of pass-through entities in acquisitive and divisive transactions, with a particular emphasis on corporate tax planning, the utilization of net operating losses and other tax attributes and consolidated return matters.

He has been selected for inclusion in publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500 US, Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers and was named Washington, D.C Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers 2012.
He is on the advisory boards of the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation and the Federal Bar Association, and he is an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center.
He is a frequent speaker on tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestiture strategies, corporate tax planning, workouts and consolidated return matters.

Previously, he has served as chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section; council director for the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Corporate Tax Committee, Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations, and Bankruptcy and Workouts Committee; chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations and its Subcommittee on Consolidated Returns; co-chair of the Federal Bar Association Domestic Corporate Tax Symposia; and member of the advisory board of the National Foreign Trade Council, Inc.