Michael Grundei

Partner

Michael Grundei
Partner
office Stamford
phone 203-363-7630
fax203-363-7676
emailmgrundei@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile


Biography

Mike is a corporate transactional lawyer focused on finding practical, actionable solutions for a wide range of clients, including public companies (often small- and mid-cap companies listed on NASDAQ), private equity firms and their portfolio companies, large family-owned businesses, development-stage enterprises, and entrepreneurs. Mike is a trusted advisor and often serves as outside general counsel to his clients.

As a Partner in Wiggin and Dana's Corporate Department, he believes legal issues can always be solved in a business-minded way. That is his goal as he assists clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public offerings and private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, including extensive experience in PIPE transactions; public company compliance with federal and state securities laws and reporting requirements; corporate governance; exchange and tender offers; and general business counseling (including assisting in the organization, development, and financing of growth-stage companies).

For example, Mike has recently advised clients in strategic acquisitions and divestitures; underwritten public offerings; secured-debt-financing transactions; acquisitions by major media companies; and financial restructurings.

Mike's practice spans a broad range of companies and industries, including biotechnology and medical device, paper products and coatings, software and technology, automotive parts, specialty manufacturing and distribution companies, service companies, and investment funds.

Mike earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Experience

  • Represented numerous publicly traded companies in connection with their Securities Exchange Act compliance and other securities matters, including Hudson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq), Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq), CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq), Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq), TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE) and ATMI, Inc. (Nasdaq)
  • Represented Hudson Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq) in connection with a $50 million secondary public offering of common stock underwritten by William Blair & Company and Craig-Hallum Capital Group
  • Represented Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq) in connection with a $35 million secondary public offering of common stock underwritten by William Blair & Company and Ladenburg Thalmann
  • Represented The Hour Publishing Company in connection with the sale of its media assets to Hearst
  • Represented CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq) in connection with the sale of its neonatal intensive care disposables product line to Trinity Medical Devices Inc.
  • Represented R Tape Corp. in connection with its sale to Nekoosa Coated Products, a portfolio company of Wingate Partners
  • Represented UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE) in connection with a $500 million public offering of common stock underwritten by Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and BofA Merrill Lynch
  • Represented Latex Foam International Holdings, Inc. in connection with the corporate aspects of its financial restructuring and emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Advisories

08.02.2017The SEC Speaks Up on Blockchain-enabled Token Sales
03.07.2017 SEC Issues Rules Governing Exhibit Hyperlinks and HTML Format
08.14.2015SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on General Solicitations
05.15.2015Attention Those With Foreign Affiliates: the Form BE-10 Deadline is Coming Up
04.13.2015The New "Reg A+" Opens Doors for Private Companies to Raise Capital
12.16.2014Administrative Dissolution and Revocation of Authority to do Business - The New Penalty in Connecticut for Failing to File Your Annual Report
06.18.2014Delaware Supreme Court Holds that Fee-Shifting Bylaws are Presumptively Valid
12.03.2013SEC Proposes Onerous Rules to Implement JOBS Act Provision Allowing Crowdfunding
07.17.2013SEC Adopts Final Rules Allowing General Solicitation in Private Placements but Takes Other Significant Actions that May Impact Fundraising
04.15.2013"Follow Us on Twitter" – SEC Makes Clear That Companies May Utilize Social Media Channels for Corporate Communications Under Certain Circumstances
02.21.2013Smaller Reporting Companies Subject to Say-on-Pay Rules in the 2013 Proxy Season
01.14.2013Netflix Encounters SEC Inquiry For Social Media Communications
11.15.2012The SEC's Second Annual Report On Its Whistleblower Program Reemphasizes The Need To Be Prepared For Increased Whistleblowing Activity
09.10.2012SEC Proposes Rules to Implement JOBS Act Provision Allowing General Solicitation and Advertising in Private Placements
07.19.2012SEC Issues Final Rules on Compensation Committee Independence and Disclosure
06.29.2012Proxy Access Makes a Comeback
05.01.2012Implementing Exclusive Forum Selection Clauses: Now or Never?
04.04.2012JOBS Act Seeks to Ease Capital Raising for Emerging Growth Companies
03.30.2012Say-on-Pay: Disclosing Decisions on Frequency of Vote
02.07.2012SEC's Division of Corporation Finance Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure
01.18.2012Ringing in the New Year with a Fresh Look at Public Company Communications in the Era of Social Media
08.01.2011SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation D Rule 506 to Disqualify "Bad Actors" From Private Placement Transactions
12.03.2010SEC Settlement Highlights the Importance of Avoiding Selective Disclosure
07.31.2008SEC Proposes XBRL Tagging of Filings

Published Works

10.05.1998Keeping Your Client Whole in a Shark-Infested Marketplace

office Stamford
phone 203-363-7630
fax203-363-7676
emailmgrundei@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1986, magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • New York


CONNECTICUT   |   NEW YORK   |   PHILADELPHIA   |   WASHINGTON, DC   |   PALM BEACH
© 1998-2018 Wiggin and Dana LLP   |   Disclaimer Notice   |   Attorney Advertisement   |   Privacy Policy   |   Contact
wiggin.com
© 1998-2018 Wiggin and Dana LLP