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Admitted to the New York, Colorado and Florida State Bars
Michael concentrates his practice on corporate, health care and transactional business law. He represents health care providers including home health agencies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities with emphasis on regulatory, transaction, compliance, general corporate, finance, employment and other related matters.
Michael also advises companies in a broad range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, public offerings, asset based financings and intellectual property licensing. He has a wide range of experience gained from representing public and private companies in the computer software, biotechnology, health care, retail, telecommunications, transportation logistics, industrial tool and restaurant industries.
Michael has structured and negotiated numerous merger and acquisition transactions and represents issuers and investors in private placements of equity and convertible debt securities. His experience also includes providing counseling to a music and media magazine publisher in connection with its merger and subsequent financing by a public company and representing a publicly held industrial tool products company in multiple acquisitions. Michael has represented clients in transactions involving the merger of a privately held transportation logistics provider into a publicly held company, the acquisition by a public company of the intellectual property assets of a Taiwanese corporation, the $75 million purchase of assets of a privately held bio-technology company by a multinational corporation, the preparation of SEC filings including a registration statement for the resale of convertible debentures and common stock, a going private transaction for a NYSE listed company, and Section 1031 exchange transactions, involving a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $200 million.
In addition to his transactional practice, Michael provides legal and business advice to start-ups and emerging growth companies. He provides strategic counseling on a variety of issues ranging from choice of entity and organizational issues to issues involving the protection of intellectual property and the structuring and negotiating of venture capital financing transactions.
Michael also handles general matters on behalf of his clients, including negotiating and drafting supplier, shareholder, distribution, employment, consulting, confidentiality, web site development and license agreements.
Michael has previously been the Chair of the Corporation, Banking & Securities Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Michael is an active member of LISTnet (Long Island Software and Technology Network) and has previously served as a Co-Chair of its Business and Technology Law Special Interest Group. In 2005, Michael was selected as one of Long Island Business News’ top 40 business people under 40. While a student at St. John’s University School of Law, Michael was a staff member and an editor of the New York International Law Review.
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