Mike represents publicly held and privately held businesses, as well as early-stage technology companies and investors who acquire interests in such companies. He regularly counsels companies on compliance with federal securities laws, including exemptions from the registration provisions of such laws. He represents many early-stage life sciences and other technology companies. Mike’s practice covers a wide variety of corporate and securities law issues, including venture capital financing and other capital formation transactions for investors and for companies. He also handles mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and contests for corporate control.
Mike represents health care companies, life sciences and other technology companies, including early-stage and emerging growth businesses involved in the commercialization of intellectual property. He regularly counsels companies involved in the licensing and transfer of technology from and to universities and other institutional entities. He regularly works with management teams in coping with the challenges of managing rapid growth following an investment by a venture capital fund or other third party investor.
Mike is also a certified public accountant (inactive) and, prior to attending law school, worked with a large accounting firm. Later, he served as an assistant chief accountant and as a senior attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. Prior to joining McNees, he was a partner in two large Pittsburgh-based law firms.
Old Dominion University, B.S., 1978
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1988, with distinction