Joe Kaczorowski is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Private Equity Practice Group. Joe concentrates his practice on counseling private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic acquirers and operating companies, on mergers and acquisitions, growth equity and venture capital transactions, as well as day-to-day general corporate needs. Additionally, Joe previously served as Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Platinum Equity.


  • Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Stars, 2023
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Leaders of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors, 2023-2024

Joe advised on the following significant matters:*

  • Monogram Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Tru Fragrance & Beauty
  • Shamrock Capital in its investment in higher education enrollment marketing firm Carnegie
  • Intelvio, a healthcare education provider and portfolio company of Eden Capital, on its acquisition of Classward
  • Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with the sale of Bayard Advertising to Appcast 
  • North Road Company, a global content studio founded by Peter Chernin, in the acquisition of leading Turkish film and TV producer Karga Seven Pictures
  • The Chernin Group (TCG) in its growth equity investment in Cars & Bids, an online auction house for the modern car enthusiast.
  • The Chernin Group (TCG) as lead investor in the Series D funding round for the Premier Lacrosse League, and in various growth equity and early-stage (crypto) investments.
  • Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with investments in, and/or day-to-day corporate matters for Religion of Sports, Wpromote, Bayard Advertising and RB Media.
  • Shamrock Capital Advisors in connection with the sale of Mobilitie Investments III to BAI Communications.
  • Platinum Equity in connection with the acquisition or disposition of, investment in, and/or day-to-day legal matters for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, Centerfield Media, TruckPro, Incora (f/k/a Wesco Aircraft), Vertiv, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Jostens, Lifescan, Truckpro, YAK Access, International Biscuit Company.
  • RBmedia, a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school and retail markets, in connection with its sale to KKR from Shamrock Capital, as well as RBmedia's previous acquisitions of Gildan Media.
  • Absolute Software, a public leader in Endpoint Resilience™ solutions, in its agreement to acquire NetMotion Software from the Carlyle Group.
  • Dollar Shave Club, a subscription model razor company, in its sale to Unilever.
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in its acquisition of Outward, Inc., a leading 3-D imaging and augmented realty platform for the home furnishings and décor industry.
  • Clearlake Capital in its acquisition of NetDocuments, a cloud-based document management provider, as well NetDocuments in its subsequent acquisition of ThreadKM.
  • Clearlake Capital in its sale of portfolio company, ConvergeOne, a SPAC acquirer.
  • CrowdRise in its sale to GoFundMe.
  • iSight Patners, Inc., a threat intelligence security provider, in its sale to FireEye.
*Joe advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie in 2022.



University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D. (cum laude), 2013 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (cum laude), 2009

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