Joseph J. Basile

Independent Consultant;
Founder and Managing Director,
Pari Passu M&A Mediation LLC

For more information, contact:

  • Frank Schneider
  • Laarni T. Bulan
  • Janko Cizel
  • Prithvi Hingorani

or any member of our senior staff.


    • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude)
    • Stonehill College, A.B. (summa cum laude)

Joe Basile is a nationally recognized mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expert with more than forty-five years of experience in M&A dealmaking and corporate governance as an M&A attorney, mediator, and law school professor. Mr. Basile’s experience spans many industries, including chemicals, consumer goods, entertainment, finance, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, media, natural resources, paper and packaging, and technology.

Mr. Basile has served as a partner in the M&A practices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Foley Hoag; and Bingham McCutchen; and as a senior advisor at Hogan Lovells. As a former practicing M&A attorney, Mr. Basile has extensive firsthand knowledge of industry customs and practices, deal processes, and structures that are central to M&A, financing, restructuring, and other sophisticated corporate transactions. He has worked on complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, control and minority investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and financial restructurings in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Basile has represented both buy-side and sell-side clients, with significant experience in negotiated, hostile, and distressed M&A transactions and financial restructurings.

Mr. Basile is a thought leader on M&A and governance topics. He publishes articles in professional journals and law reviews. He has frequently presented to organizations such as the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the NYSE Governance Services, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Basile founded and serves as managing director of Pari Passu M&A Mediation, an independent specialist practice that focuses on mediating disputes arising from mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and control and minority investment transactions.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Basile was a full-time law professor at Western New England University School of Law, where he was awarded tenure and recognized for excellence in teaching. He has also taught corporate finance and M&A courses at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Professional Affiliations
    • Business Law Section (Mergers & Acquisitions Committee) and Disputes Resolution Section, American Bar Association
    • Bar Admissions, State of New York and Commonwealth of Massachusetts