Michael is a corporate and transactional lawyer, focusing his practice on helping start-ups secure financing and navigate contractual issues and other day-to-day business matters. He also counsels investment funds and assists companies of all sizes with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other significant transactions. He has deep experience assisting companies and investors with capital raises, including equity, convertible debt, and SAFE financings.
Michael represents start-ups and other emerging growth companies at all stages of their lifecycles, including formation, financing, and restructuring matters as well as operational matters such as employment issues, consulting, and incentive compensation for service providers.
Additionally, he regularly advises private investment funds (including venture capital funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds) on fund formation and general operational matters. Michael also represents private funds and other strategic investors in the negotiation and structuring of their portfolio investments.
Before joining Michael Best, Michael was a member of North Carolina-based Forrest Firm. He previously practiced with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.