Joe joined our Commercial Services Division in 2013 as national underwriting counsel after 12 years in private practice and nearly a decade as a Stewart Title Guaranty Company agent. As a ten-year member of municipal and regional planning and zoning boards with over a decade of service, he brings valuable experience in planning, zoning, permitting and real estate development to his role. Prior to joining Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Joe was in private practice, represented clients in commercial and residential real estate, permitting, business transactions and estate planning.
He has served as a member and vice-chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Newburyport, Massachusetts and member of the Planning Board in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as the Haverhill Housing Authority. He was also Haverhill’s representative to the Merrimack Valley Regional Planning Commission, where he served as chairman and in other leadership positions. Joe is a member of the New England Land Title Association, Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar Association and New Hampshire Bar Association. He holds a B.A. from Merrimack College and a J.D. from Suffolk Law School.