Joe Petro
Joseph Petro
Corporate Partner

Joseph Petro is a corporate partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He represents sole proprietors, small to mid-sized businesses and privately-owned entities and organizations in a variety of areas. Having a master’s degree in business administration, Mr. Petro can combine his business and legal background, education and expertise in order to provide legal advice, business strategies and documentation with a sound business foundation. He also represents privately held companies in a wide variety of industries in seeking investment financing through private placement offerings. 

  • $52 million acquisition of tour agency
  • $30 million acquisition of Lowry Digital Images by Digital Theater Systems (known as “DTS,” a publicly traded, Nasdaq listed company)
  • $30 million acquisition of multiple automobile dealerships and service and repair shop
  • $12 million acquisition of a gaming and collectibles accessories manufacturing and distribution business
  • $8.5 million acquisition of an online search engine and services portal for the sales of medium-sized businesses
  • $8.5 million acquisition of an audio-visual programming distribution business
  • $5 million sale of a steel coil and steel sheet manufacturing and distribution business
  • Juris Doctor (1997), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance (1997), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance (1988), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  • Member of the State Bar of California

  • Member, Business and Corporations Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2005-present

  • Counsel to Our Lady of Mount Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles, and related organizations
  • Member, Parish Council of Our Lady of Mount Lebanon-St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles
  • Mr. Petro was named Rising Legal Star by Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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