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Joe Tagliaferro III

Los Angeles
(310) 400.0110


State Bar of California
United State District Court of Central District of California


Corporate Finance
Private Investment Fund Formation and Compliance
Asset Management and Broker-Dealer Formation and Compliance
Mergers and Acquisitions
White Collar Criminal Defense
Government and Internal Investigations
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency



J.D., Southwestern University School of Law,

B.S., Accountancy, Villanova University




Joe Tagliaferro III is a partner and co-chair of the Corporate Department in the Los Angeles Office. Mr. Tagliaferro brings a wealth of legal and financial advisory expertise to CKR clients. Mr. Tagliaferro has prior practical experience as a foreign currency trader, and a Financial Industry Regulatory Association (formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers) Registered Representative.

As a practicing attorney, Mr. Tagliaferro concentrates in the areas of corporate finance, private investment fund formation and compliance, asset management, broker-dealer formation and compliance, mergers and acquisitions and white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations.

Prior to joining CKR, Mr. Tagliaferro was a founding partner of Tagliaferro & LoPresti, LLP, a boutique law firm focused on the corporate capital formation and financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance and cross-border transactions. Before founding Tagliaferro & LoPresti, he served as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs of Elephant Systems, Inc., a Los Angeles-based venture capital incubator firm. As an entrepreneur as well as an accomplished attorney, Mr. Tagliaferro also co-founded in 2000 a fashion design and consulting firm that owns and operates a chain of retail clothing boutiques in Santa Monica, California.

Mr. Tagliaferro is also members of the Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles Venture Association, Milken Institute, Crowd Fund Professional Association (CFPA).