Biography

Joseph Bartlett’s focus includes venture capital, where he has been featured in the press and in the community as a leading practitioner, plus a number of other asset and transactional classes.  Thus, he is the primary author of a treatise on leveraged buyouts and was counsel to Bain Capital and Chemical Ventures (now JP Morgan Chase) upon organization.  His experience in M&A ranges from private companies well under one hundred million … to $3 billion reorganizations (Tandem Computer into Compaq).  He has been active in corporate restructurings and distressed assets, his participation ranging from court appointed trustee (the Estate of Charles Brennick) to co-counsel to the DBL Liquidating Trust disposing post confirmation of $3 billion of Drexel’s assets.  He has been involved in organizing private equity funds since the first non-family venture fund, Greylock, was organized and floated in 1965.  His public company experience includes Madison Fund, a closed end registered investment company involved in acquiring control positions in undervalued public companies.

He maintains this personal website, where potential clients are invited to review such matters as: billing options and alternatives; case studies illustrating advice to clients in situations where leading law firms had been unable or unwilling to put together a workable plan; his published materials and teaching assignments focus on the corporate finance journey from the ‘embryo to the IPO.’