Joseph A. Vales

Joseph A. Vales

PartnerPrinceton, NJ
  • Joseph A. Vales is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP. He is partner-in-charge of the firm's Real Estate practice group and Banking & Financial Services practice group.

    Mr. Vales represents a diverse range of real estate developers, landowners, builders, investors, tenants and financial institutions in all matters involving development, redevelopment, acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, title issues, condominium and homeowners association documentation and registrations and obtaining land use, environmental and governmental permits and approvals. He represents a number of national, regional and local home builders, commercial, retail, office, hotel and hospital developers.

    Mr. Vales also has extensive experience representing financial institutions and borrowers in all matters of banking and secured transactions, including loan documentation preparation and review, participation agreements, acquisition, construction and line of credit financing and refinancing, loan modification, restructuring, grants, workouts and closings. He has served as an outside bank General Counsel and outside counsel to New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and New Jersey Transit.

    Mr. Vales has been named to the New Jersey Best Lawyers list in the area of Real Estate Law for 2013 and 2014. He is active in several professional organizations, including the Mercer County, New Jersey State, and American Bar Associations. He is also a past member of the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJCAMA) to which he served as legal counsel and held a position on the Association's Board of Trustees and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trenton State College Corporation. 

    A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Vales earned his law degree from the University of Maryland Law School. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey (1984), and before the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1984).