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Joel M. BirkenJoel M. Birken
Founding Shareholder
Corporate and General Business
Employment Law

Phone: (703) 790-1911
Fax: (703) 848-2530
JBirken@reesbroome.com

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ReesBroome owes its creation to the talents and drive of Joel Birken and Jon Broome (along with the late Jim Rees). Joel had just completed his L.L.M. at George Washington University School of Law when the three formed Rees, Broome & Birken in 1974.  In the years since then Joel has been elected Chairman of the Fairfax County (VA) Chamber of Commerce, President of the Fairfax Bar Association, Chair of the Virginia State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline and has been repeatedly named by his peers to the “Best Lawyers” list in the area of corporate law.

Joel’s career has emphasized representation of closely-held and family businesses as well as business owners. He also frequently handles issues arising in professional practices. A typical client will be dealing with:

• The acquisition or sale of a business, including professional practices
•  Merger or other business combination
•  Creation of a new business entity
•  Designing and implementing succession plans and exit strategies
•  Management issues, including employment contracts, severance packages, non-compete agreements and shareholder agreements
•  Structuring shareholder rights in a closely-held corporation

Professional Credentials

• Graduate of George Washington University
• Graduate, with honors, George Washington University Law School
• L.L.M., George Washington University National Law School
• Founding member, ReesBroome, PC
• Admitted to the bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia
• Admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court
• Past Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary of the Fairfax County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
• Past Member, Board of Directors, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
• Past member, Board of Directors, American Red Cross National Capital Chapter
• Past President, Fairfax Bar Association
• Past member, 10th District Grievance Committee of the Virginia State Bar
• Past Chairman, Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, Virginia State Bar
• Past Member, Council of the Virginia State Bar for the 19th Judicial Circuit
• Distinguished as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Corporate Law for more than twenty five years
“Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law, 2014
• “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Adminstrative / Corporate / Regulartory Law, 2015 - 2016
• " DC Area Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Corporate Law, 2015
•  Named as one of “Virginia’s Legal Elite,” Virginia Business Magazine, 2014 (Business Law)
• Peer-rated ‘preeminent’ by Martindale-Hubbell
• American Lawyer “Legal Leaders”
• Executive Leaders Radio Program - WFED/1500AM (August 10, 2014)


DISCLAIMER: THE RESULTS OF ANY LEGAL ACTION DEPEND UPON FACTS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.  NEITHER REESBROOME, PC, NOR ITS ATTORNEYS GUARANTEE OR PREDICT SIMILAR RESULTS IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY REESBROOME, PC OR ANY OF ITS ATTORNEYS.