Michael is a member of the corporate and securities practice at Becker & Poliakoff, and concentrates on a wide range of corporate, securities and commercial matters, including federal and state securities law, corporate governance, capital-raising transactions, commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and general corporate counseling. He works extensively with both public and private clients. Michael’s practice encompasses Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance, both for newly public companies and established small and mid-sized issuers, providing counseling on disclosure and regulatory obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley. Michael also advises his clients on general contract matters, including intellectual property, executive compensation and employment matters.
Michael advises public companies, both domestic and international, in a wide variety of issues under the federal and state securities laws, including SEC periodic reporting and proxy requirements, dealing with analysts and the press, and the rules and regulations of the national stock exchanges. Michael also has represented numerous issuers, selling stockholders and underwriters in connection with a number of equity financings, including registered public offerings, selling stockholder shelf registrations and private placements.
Michael also provides ongoing advice to companies in connection with corporate operational matters, including corporate finance, employment matters, shareholder or partnership arrangements, banking and investor relationships and general business planning and counseling. He has represented clients in all stages of the corporate growth cycle, including emerging growth and later-stage companies in start-up, early stage and other venture capital financings, private placements and bridge financings, PIPE transactions and registered offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and other joint venture formations. Michael’s background also includes the negotiation of technology licensing, consulting, shareholder, executive compensation, confidentiality and non-competition agreements and corporate governance matters.