A significant portion of Mike’s practice involves general corporate work for ongoing clients, both private and public, on matters such as business counseling, licensing and joint venture arrangements, contract negotiation, corporate governance matters, and regulatory compliance (including the SEC and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act). He has considerable experience in the areas of outsourcing and open-source software licensing.
With respect to his acquisitions practice, Mike has broad and deep experience in structuring and negotiating mergers, tender offers, asset transactions and other acquisitions as well as designing defenses against unsolicited takeovers. His practice embraces both public and private companies and the representation of independent committees of directors. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in transactions ranging from tens of millions of dollars to billions of dollars.
Mike’s corporate finance practice includes extensive experience with both private and public offerings. He is a nationally recognized counselor in the area of venture capital financings. He has represented companies and venture capitalists in more than 200 completed financings, and has served as chairman of the Charter Committee for the National Venture Capital Association forms project and on the advisory boards of the VentureOne Deal Terms Reports from 2004 through 2010. Mike’s public offering practice includes the representation of issuers as well as investment banking firms in a wide variety of public and quasi-public offerings, including IPOs, convertible debt transactions and PIPEs.
Mike is a frequent public speaker on matters relating to venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, PIPE transactions, public offerings, and other topics relevant to private and public technology companies.