Joel Weinstein

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Joel Weinstein is a member of Greenberg Glusker's Corporate practice and chairs the firm's Restaurant, Food & Beverage industry group.

Joel's hands-on experience and legal expertise enable him to handle the increasing complexities of today's transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock sales, private debt and equity financings, license and distribution arrangements, and strategic alliances. He advises entrepreneurs and boards on business entity structures, corporate governance, director and manager responsibilities, and investor agreements.

Joel frequently applies his broad experience as "outside general counsel" for VC and PE-backed businesses. Joel has wide experience representing restaurants in the quick service, fast casual and white linen sectors, as well as celebrity chefs. He helps clients with all facets of operating their businesses, as well as with succession planning and tax planning for ownership transfers.

Professional Affiliations


  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, 2024
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006, 2008–2015, 2022–2024
  • Rated, "AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5," Martindale Hubbell

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Cornell University  (J.D.)
  • University of Akron  (B.A.)
    • Mathematics