Trinity College Dublin, BA (Mod) Legal Science Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
Joe is a partner in our property department and joined the firm in 1982.
Joe has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of banking, insolvency, restructuring and commercial real estate, including related matters of taxation, construction, energy, environmental and planning law. He negotiates and drafts agreements in connection with the acquisition, development and disposal of commercial, industrial and retail property. He has advised a number of third-level institutions and developers on the security aspects of project finance and tax-based lending. He provides advice on the property aspects of asset/share sales, acquisitions, insolvency and recovery matters in conjunction with the firm's other practice groups.
Joe's client base operates both nationally and internationally. He acts for banks, receivers, liquidators, creditors, property developers and corporates.
Limerick-based Holmes O’Malley Sexton is busy advising Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank on loan restructuring and security reviews, and also acts for NAMA. Joseph O’Meara is the lead partner.
Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - Banking and Finance
Holmes O’Malley Sexton has a caseload in the education and agriculture sectors, including Joseph O’Meara leading advice to a higher education provider on the design and construction of a grant-aided music and dance facility.
Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - Construction
Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s Joseph O’Meara is advising the receiver in a High Court case challenging a legislative repeal. Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland are also clients.
Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring
The versatile Joseph O’Meara at Holmes O’Malley Sexton advises developers and state bodies on planning and development issues, and provided environmental advice relating to a company acquisition in the waste recovery sector.
Legal 500 EMEA 2013 - Planning and Environment
Limerick-based Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s widely praised team is ‘professional and supportive’, and one of the largest outside of Dublin. Joseph O’Meara and Audrey Healy are both ‘professional’ and ‘knowledgeable’.
Legal 500 EMEA 2012 - Banking and finance
Holmes O’Malley Sexton is ‘clued in and understands where clients are coming from’. Joseph O’Meara heads the practice, which is lead adviser to a further education provider regarding an ongoing library project involving the National Development Finance Agency.
Legal 500 EMEA 2012 – Construction