Michael focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions, with particular emphasis on representing issuers and investment banks in the life sciences and technology sectors in public and private capital markets deals, including initial public offerings, high-yield bond offerings, private placements, ATMs and specialty finance transactions involving SPACs and REITs. He regularly counsels public company clients and their advisors on issues including securities law compliance, corporate governance practices and disclosure obligations.

Prior to joining Fenwick, Michael worked at a leading global law firm. He also previously worked in the capital markets legal groups at BofA Securities (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and Morgan Stanley.

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  • Representative Initial Public Offerings and Equity Capital Markets Transactions
    • bluebird bio*
    • Bright Horizon Family Solutions
    • Cerulean Pharma*
    • Change Healthcare
    • Clementia Pharmaceuticals*
    • Dimension Therapeutics*
    • Habit Restaurants
    • Idera Pharmaceuticals*
    • Karyopharm Therapeutics*
    • Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals*
    • LogicBio Therapeutics
    • Madrigal Pharmaceuticals*
    • Michaels Companies
    • Moderna*
    • Momenta Pharmaceuticals*
    • nCino*
    • Planet Fitness
    • Proteostasis Therapeutics*
    • Quanterix*
    • Radius Health*
    • Relay Therapeutics*
    • Sarepta Therapeutics
    • Seres Therapeutics*
    • Sixth Street Specialty Lending*
    • Spinal Elements
    • Surgery Partners
    • TherapeuticsMD*
    • Viamet Pharmaceuticals*

    *Representing the Representatives on behalf of the Underwriters / Initial Purchasers, including such investment banks as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, BofA Securities, Citigroup, Cowen, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and SVB Leerink, among others.

  • Representative High Yield Bond Offerings
    • Change Healthcare Holdings
    • Covenant Surgical Partners
    • Karyopharm Therapeutics*
    • NFP
    • Surgery Partners
  • Representative SPAC Transactions
    • Altimeter Growth
    • Ares Acquisition*
    • Ascendant Digital Acquisition*
    • Carney Technology Acquisition*
    • Fortress Capital Acquisition*
    • Jiya Acquisition*
    • Montes Archimedes Acquisition*
    • Reinvent Technology Partners*
    • Reinvent Technology Partners 2*
    • Sustainable Development Acquisition I

Education & Admissions

J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School

B.S., Psychology, Union College

Admitted to practice in New York


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