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Joel D. Zychick, founder and President of Zcounsel LLC, has more than 25 years of hands on experience as an attorney, CEO and CFO, assisting clients in growth industries reach greater levels of profitability. Here’s a brief summary of his professional career.
Joel is a practicing attorney with more than 25 years of experience representing closely held private and public companies in their capital and financial transactions, including strategic acquisitions and depositions as well as initial public offerings. Between 1986 and 1997, Joel was a Partner of the New York law firm of Hertzog, Calamari & Gleason, where he directed its tax and business investment practices.
Since 2000, Joel has represented private companies in a variety of transactions, which include by way of illustration, the sale of a privately held company to a public company and the subsequent reacquisition of portions of that company by the original sellers, development and execution of funding strategies for several developmental stage technologies and products created by a leading edge “innovations” company and structuring the “going private” transaction of a NASDQ listed company.
Joel has also amassed significant management experience with a diverse mix of operating companies. Between 1996 and 1999, he served as President and CEO of GETKO Group Inc, then an affiliate of the Cendant Corporation (NYSE), which provides direct mail, advertising and print-on-demand publishing services. During his tenure at GETKO, Joel expanded the company’s U.S. operations to Canada by means of acquisition and internal growth; completed the conversion of it’s publishing operations and systems to a “print-on-demand” environment; transitioned its traditional print (off-line) products to the Internet (on-line); and merged GETKO’s direct mail programs with the distribution programs offered by Welcome Wagon International, Inc. and consolidated the 3,400 employees of the two media operations into an integrated 800-person direct mail operation.
He has represented and presently serves as a member of the Board of Managers and Advisory Boards of several for-profit enterprises. In addition, Joel was extensively involved in the leadership of the American Bar Association (ABA), where he served for many years as Secretary of its Section of Taxation and as a member of its governing body (Council). He previously served on the Section’s Nomination and Resolutions Committees and as Chair of its committee on Sales and Financial Transactions. Joel also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the ABA’s Section Officers Conference. Joel is a “Fellow” of the American College of Tax Counsel.
In addition, Joel has a long standing relationship and serves a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Northside Center for Child Development, Inc, a community based mental health agency and therapeutic early childhood center. See our Affiliations section for more information.
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