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Representative Matters

  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed public company in preparing and filing annual, quarterly, and current Exchange Act reports, proxy statements, and other SEC filings.
  • Represented an insurance company in investing capital in an oil and gas exploration company, including extensive due diligence and negotiation of stock purchase agreement and related documents.
  • Represented angel investors in investing capital in a start-up software company, including drafting and negotiation of a convertible notes purchase agreement, an investors rights agreement, a new operating agreement, and other related agreements.
  • Represented an early-stage luxury toothpaste company in raising capital from a group of individual angel investors, including preparation of private placement memorandum and subscription agreements and filing of Form D.
  • Represented Hospital Service District No. 1 of the Parish of Ouachita in the sale of the Glenwood Regional Medical Center hospital in West Monroe, Louisiana for approximately $80,000,000 and the establishment of the Living Well Foundation.
  • Represented Quality Distribution, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of stock of Boasso America Corporation, an intermodal service company providing tank container services and associated equipment sales.
  • Represented Gerhardt Holding Company and its operating subsidiaries, together a leading provider of services and components for industrial engines and turbines, in a sale of substantially all of their assets to CISERV USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Wärtsilä Corporation.
  • Represented a regional health services company in a corporate reorganization, stock repurchase, and debt restructuring.
  • Represented a continuing care retirement community in connection with its restructuring and the formation of a management company.
  • Represented underwriters in connection with the issuance of bonds by another continuing care retirement community.
  • Represented numerous health care providers in both acquisitions and sales of businesses, including hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies.
  • Represented a Louisiana governmental board in connection with the negotiation of a software license and service agreement.
  • Negotiated a patent license agreement for Quality Distribution, Inc. with respect to tank container technology.
  • Represented Advanced Metering Data Systems, L.L.C., a company providing wireless automatic meter reading technology and services, in connection with technology licensing and service agreements.
  • Represented various companies in drafting and negotiating executive and other employment, consulting, noncompetition, confidentiality, and intellectual property rights agreements.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association member and Chair of the Corporate and Business Law section.
  • American Bar Association member.
  • Mike served for several years as an Assistant Bar Examiner for the Corporate section of the Louisiana State Bar examination.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2019 – 2021.
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2012 – 2020.

News & Events

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987

  • Associate Editor, Harvard International Law Journal, 1985-86

The Fletcher School, M.A. in International Relations, 1987

University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, 1983

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Morey L. Sear, U.S. District Court, 1987-88.
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