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.
- Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1989)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1986)
- magna cum laude
- New York