Joshua J. Hencik

Legal Secretary: Suzy Walker


Josh is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. Leveraging both his MBA and legal education, he works with the firm’s corporate lawyers to help clients with a wide variety of business matters. His experience includes documenting and conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, documenting loan transactions for lenders, reviewing title and survey materials, adhering to SEC regulations, conducting private placement due diligence, preparing corporate governance documents, and assisting with related business transactions.

Mergers and Acquisitions. Josh assists clients in preparing their businesses for sale. He conducts due diligence, negotiates terms that fit the client’s needs, and drafts documents for business transactions.

Representative matters include:

  • Assisting with surviving-entity representation on corporate governance matters through $7 billion merger and ongoing business operations.
  • Participating with seller-side representation of data systems company in a strategic equity sale transaction.
  • Supporting seller-side representation of screening services provider in strategic asset sale transaction.

Securities. Josh advises clients on selecting the form of offering that best fits the client’s needs. He regularly assists with preparing private offering documentation and investor protection due diligence.

Representative matters include:

  • Advising a client in connection with a cryptocurrency offering for an online performance monitoring service provider.
  • Assisting with documenting a $1 million multi-class equity offering for a medical device company.
  • Assisting with documenting a $4 million debt offering for a commercial real estate development company.

Banking and Finance. Josh has experience documenting loans for lending clients on both sale of goods and real estate transactions. He has helped document loan deals with multiple credit facilities, complex collateral arrangements, and real property collateral located on tribal lands.

Representative matters include:

  • Assisting with documenting commercial loan transactions ranging from under $1 million to $60 million for lending clients with collateral ranging from personal property to real estate.
  • Preparing commercial lease reviews and summaries for lending clients in connection with due diligence on potential lender liabilities and obligations in lending transactions.
  • Conducting title and survey reviews for lending clients in connection with due diligence on real property collateral.

General Corporate. Josh has experience assisting clients on a wide array of corporate matters including drafting operating agreements, employment agreements, employee compensation plans, reviewing and revising business to business contracts, and advising on regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels.

Representative matters include:

  • Preparing a complex Operating Agreement for a limited liability company with multiple classes of members.
  • Preparing executive employment agreements for a limited liability company with equity holding employees.
  • Preparing and structuring Rule 701 compliant employee compensation plans for clients offering employee performance awards, stock and option awards, and cash bonuses.
  • Reviewing and counseling clients on marketing, vendor, customer and supplier contract issues.

Education & Military Career. While pursuing his law and business degrees, Josh held externships with the Maricopa County Superior Court’s Civil and Family Divisions and the Department of Justice’s Office of Foreign Litigation-Civil Division at the American Embassy in London. Josh participated in numerous week-long business panels at the university, where large public companies would pitch ongoing, real-time business challenges to teams of MBA students, and Josh and his fellow classmates would analyze the issues and business objectives and present viable solutions.

Before pursuing his education, Josh served proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He volunteered for the Marine Security Guard Program and spent a number of years living and working overseas as an Embassy Guard, providing protection to officials on diplomatic missions around the world, including Russia, Germany and the Middle East.

Profile Information




  • University of Notre Dame , J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • University of Notre Dame, M.B.A., Corporate Finance, 2016
  • Arizona State University, B.A., Politcal Science, magna cum laude, 2010


  • Arizona, 2017