J. Joseph McCoy

Corporate & Business Transactions
Estate Planning & Administration
Intellectual Property
Privacy Law

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McCoy J. Joseph

Joe McCoy is a member of the firm and works in the Corporate & Business Law Group. Joe has represented dozens of companies in connection with business acquisitions and sales, providing counsel on all aspects of the transaction from negotiation to closing. In addition to his work on business transactions, Joe advises clients regarding business organization, governance, management, and growth.

Joe also has significant experience working with companies on intellectual property and privacy law issues. His practice includes advising health care providers on HIPAA and state privacy law compliance, as well as registering, managing, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights for his clients.

University of Miami JD (cum laude) 2007
University of Wisconsin-Madison BBA (with distinction) 2002

State of Illinois 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 2008

Winnebago County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association

“Emerging Lawyer”, Illinois (2016)
“Leading Lawyer”, Illinois (2015)
Articles & Comments Editor, University of Miami Business Law Review
Quoted in “Red Flags Enforcement Delayed,” 97 Ill. Bar J. 598, 599 (December 2009)


HolmstromKennedyPC (2007-Present)

“Red Flags Rule Enforcement Begins,” ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, Vol. 55, No. 3 (June 2011)
“Protecting Clients’ Trade Secrets,” 98 Ill. Bar J. 300 (June 2010)
“Does FACTA’s ‘Red Flags Rule’ Apply to Law Firms?,” ABA Technology eReport, Vol. 8, No. 2 (June 2009)
“The Business Attorney’s Guide to Copyright Law,” 97 Ill. Bar J. 36 (January 2009)

Speaking Engagements

“Estate Planning for Intellectual Property and Social Media Assets,” Winnebago County Bar Association Estate Law Section (February 2, 2016)
“Ownership and Transfer of Social Media Assets,” Winnebago County Bar Association Law Practice Management Seminar (June 4, 2010)
“Identity Theft Prevention Programs Under New FTC Regulations,” Employee Benefits Association of Northern Illinois (January 27, 2010)
“Are You Ready For the Red Flags Rule?,” Chicago Bar Association Commercial Finance and Transactions Committee (September 17, 2009)