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Joseph J. Curran focuses his practice on U.S. federal income taxation of corporations, s-corporations, and partnerships, including the tax consequences of taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and insolvency restructurings, joint ventures, and debt and equity financings. Joseph advises issuers and underwriters in public and private equity and debt offerings, and he has experience advising emerging companies, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and tax-exempt organizations.




  • Represented Crestview Partners in connection with the acquisition of Emerald EMS, an electronics manufacturing services provider specializing in high-mix, low-volume engineering, design, prototyping, testing, assembly and lifecycle support services for blue-chip original equipment manufacturers across a range of end markets.


  • Aon°
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.°
  • Boathouse Capital°
  • Desktop Metal, Inc. °
  • Ginkgo Bioworks°
  • Goldman Sachs°
  • Great Hill Partners°
  • GTCR°
  • Harvest Partners Structured Capital°
  • I.G. Capital°
  • KKR°
  • LogMeIn, Inc.°
  • New Heritage Capital°
  • Palladin Consumer Retail Partners°
  • Spectrum Equity Investors°
  • TA Associates°
  • Westview Capital Partners°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Curran prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Timothy Hillman, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Tax Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed, Boston magazine, "Top Lawyers - Tax Law," 2022
  • Member, Boston Bar Association


  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
  • B.S.F.S., cum laude, Georgetown University, 2009
  • Massachusetts