Joshua L. Edwards is a Director and the Transactional Practice Group leader. Josh is a corporate attorney whose business practice includes representing clients in a variety of commercial transactions across a number of industries, with an emphasis in the insurance, healthcare and life sciences industries. Josh has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting and financing business transactions, with a keen appreciation of what is required to get the deal closed. Additionally, Josh’s expertise with respect to the rules and regulations governing the insurance and healthcare industries enables him to advise clients on transactional and compliance issues unique to the increasingly-complex regulatory framework within which they must operate.
Josh routinely works on private placements of equity and debt securities under Reg D, as well as assisting emerging growth clients with all stages of investment, from initial start-up rounds and seed capital to later rounds of capital and private equity.
He regularly advises insurance companies, Medicare plan sponsors, biotech firms, physicians, physician groups, hospitals, lenders, and other industry leaders in a broad array of transactional and regulatory matters, including privacy and data security matters.
A frequent author and speaker, Josh is the co-author of the Oklahoma chapters to state-by-state guides on commercial lending law and on commercial guaranty law published by the American Bar Association. Josh also co-authored the Oklahoma chapter of the Trigild Deskbook on foreclosure and receivership law, and his work on the UCC has been published in the Oklahoma Law Review.
- University of Oklahoma (B.A., summa cum laude, 2004; Phi Beta Kappa)
- University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., with Highest Honors, 2007; Oklahoma Law Review; Order of the Coif)
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma