Michael is an experienced corporate lawyer focusing on mergers & acquisitions and equity finance-related transactions. He has an active practice representing closely-held and public companies in privately-negotiated asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales and mergers. He has handled public tender offers and going-private transactions for public companies. Michael also represents small- and medium-sized private companies in venture capital financings and syndicated private placement transactions, principally involving equity securities. Michael frequently designs and implements equity incentive plans for corporate clients. He has formed several private investment funds, including venture capital funds and international equity funds. Michael has an active practice with public companies in their corporate governance and securities compliance and reporting matters.
Michael also acts as outside general counsel to several private companies and regularly works with employment law, intellectual property, tax and other issues that arise in that role.
Corporate clients have included Fortune 500 companies, software companies, IT hardware manufacturers, major foreign private companies, insurance companies and industrial manufacturers. Prior to joining Sheehan Phinney in 1992, he practiced with a major New York City law firm.