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Michael S. Green

Partner

Overview

Mike is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and the former chair of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group. He is an experienced transactional attorney who serves as outside general counsel to many real estate investment and corporate clients, and is seen as strategic counselor and advisor.

Mike leads the firm’s Project Development and Finance Team and the Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Team, bringing experience and creative thinking to structuring complex, large-scale and high-profile/politically sensitive development projects throughout the United States.

In addition to his extensive practice in real estate and real estate finance, Mike is an experienced practioner in corporate law, structured finance, commercial finance, and mergers and acquisitions, bringing the same strategic, but pragmatic and problem-solving approach, to helping clients achieve their goals. Mike routinely leads project developments, financings, and corporate transactions throughout the United States, including acquisitions, dispositions, and financing in the context of bankruptcy and financial restructuring.   

Experience

Project development and finance experience includes:

  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition, entitlement, financing, development, and sales and leasing of a 55-acre, 510,000-square-foot national retail power center in suburban Chicago, Illinois
  • Representation of a national water park resort developer in the acquisition, governmental incentive, financing, and development of 350-acre water park and entertainment resort in Round Rock, Texas
  • Representation of the lender in the development and New Markets Tax Credits financing of the Nevada Supreme Court office building in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition, entitlement, leasing, financing, and public-private development structuring of a 500,000-square-foot build-to-suit corporate headquarters and mixed-use project in downtown Madison, Wisconsin
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition out of bankruptcy of a 200-room condominium-hotel in downtown Orlando, Florida
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition, entitlement, financing, and development of a 205-room luxury full-service hotel and mixed-use project in downtown Madison, Wisconsin
  • Representation of a private REIT in its corporate formation, and acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of agricultural properties throughout the United States
  • Representation of the project developer in the $250 million development, commercial condominium structuring, and of a one million-square-foot sports arena, hotel, office, and public parking multi-use urban infill development in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Representation of the lender in the development and New Markets Tax Credits financing of hospital expansion in Reno, Nevada
  • Representation of the lender in the acquisition and development financing of 10-acre mixed use project including two hotels, a parking garage, medical office building, and retail pad sites in downtown Fort Worth, Texas
  • Representation of the lender in the financing and bond purchase of a 210,000-square-foot build-to-suit public company corporate headquarters
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition, financing and redevelopment of a 275,000-square-foot retail shopping center in Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Representation of the developer in the acquisition from bondholders, financing, and redevelopment of a 300,000-square-foot retail shopping center in Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Representation of a national water park resort developer in the equity placement, financing, and development of 300-room water park resort in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Representation of a national water park resort developer in the disposition of operating resort
  • Representation of the developer in the sale of an energy and infrastructure facility as settlement of litigation
  • Representation of the developer in the litigation defense, financial restructuring, and disposition of 500,000-square-foot retail center with adjacent mixed use facilities
  • Representation of the project developer and governmental authority in the development and financing of governmental authority-owned sports arena and mixed use project

Mergers and acquisition experience includes:

  • Representation of a private REIT in its merger with a public pension fund 
  • Representation of a computer parts supplier/distributor in merger with public company investment fund
  • Representation of an infrastructure manufacturer and supplier in the asset sale of a wholly-owned subsidiary to competitor
  • Representation of an infrastructure manufacturer and supplier in the purchase of competitor assets out of bankruptcy for strategic growth in Southeastern states
  • Representation of the purchaser in acquisition of debt and eventual asset acquisition of operating retail business assets out of bankruptcy
  • Member of the transaction team representing the seller in $700 million stock sale to public company

Honors & Recognitions

  • Leader in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®Real Estate Law, 2011-present
  • Wisconsin Best Lawyers, published by Best Lawyers and selected by peer recognition, 2012-present
  • Best Lawyers in Madison, Madison Magazine, 2004
  • Executive Register, InBusiness, 2013-present

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Sports and Entertainment Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section, Real Property Law Section, Sports and Entertainment Law Section
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Past Member, Chicago Title Insurance Company Advisory committee 
  • Yellow Belt Certified, Legal Lean Sigma

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Legal Counsel, Friends of Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Inc.
  • Member and Legal Counsel, St. Maria Goretti Parish Finance Council
  • Member, University of Notre Dame Monogram Club
  • Past Board Member, Madison Areas Sports Commission
  • Past Board Member, Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation
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