Joe Zizzo is a principal in the firm's Commercial Finance Group. Mr. Zizzo's practice in the Commercial Finance Group focuses on representing financial institutions in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing lending transactions. Mr. Zizzo's experience includes syndicated and single lender asset-based and cash-flow senior secured loan transactions for acquisition financing, working capital financing, refinancings and recapitalizations, split collateral secured loan transactions, unitranche financing transactions, second lien loan transactions, and workouts and restructuring. Mr. Zizzo's international lending experience includes transactions involving the laws of Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Zizzo received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2007, where he was named Nathan Abbott Scholar for graduating with the highest grade point average in his law school class, and also received the Urban A. Sontheimer First-Year Honor for having the highest grade point average in his class after the first year. While attending Stanford Law School, Mr. Zizzo served as an editor on the Stanford Law Review for two years (including one year as an articles selection editor), and as an editor on the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance for two years (including one year as a lead article editor). Mr. Zizzo received B.A. and B.S. degrees, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and was a member of the University of Notre Dame Honors Program. Mr. Zizzo was nominated as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers in 2015.
- February 10, 2015
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Stanford Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif, highest GPA in law school class, 2007
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., B.S., summa cum laude, 2004