Prior to joining VALE, Mike practiced law, focusing on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and general corporate law. Mike represented private equity funds in all aspects of leveraged buyout transactions, including portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, equity and seller financing, management employment and equity compensation arrangements, recapitalizations and portfolio company add-on acquisitions. Mike’s experience also includes drafting, reviewing and advising clients regarding shareholders’ agreements, merger agreements, asset or stock purchase agreements among other transaction documents.
Mike graduated with a BA (Psychology) from Utica College and an MA (Psychology – with a focus on Industrial & Organizational Psychology) from the University of West Florida. He also received a JD (Cum Laude) from Syracuse University College of Law.