Joann Berardo Birle concentrates her practice on real estate law, with a particular emphasis in retail, office, industrial and warehouse leases for landlords and tenants. Other areas of her practice include acquisitions, dispositions and financings of commercial and residential properties; institutional secured lending; and the negotiation of construction, consultant, vendor and architectural services agreements.

Joann's experience includes representing a major men's shoe company in its expansion into high-end shopping centers throughout the country, a top-five U.S. bank in its retail branch leases throughout New York and New Jersey, and a prominent real estate owner in leasing a large Class A New Jersey office complex.

Prior to joining Herrick, Joann was counsel at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe (formerly Werbel & Carnelutti, PC).