Michael Okayo Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Okayo

Michael Okayo

Corporate and Commercial Attorney

Torrance
California
Licensed in
CA, NY
University of Southern California
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About
Michael is a corporate and commercial attorney with over 11 years of experience. He started his career in commercial litigation but has transitioned to corporate, finance and commercial transactional practice. He has expertise in contract negotiation and review, debt and equity financing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, counseling start-up enterprises, business plan review, and general counsel services. In addition to legal practice, he is also a qualified and experienced investment banker and management consultant.

Michael holds a masters (LL.M) degree in Corporate and Business Law from USC and an MBA in Finance and Global Management
… read more from UCLA. He is licensed in CA and NY.
12
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"“Michael’s legal counsel, expertise and business acumen was invaluable in helping us negotiate with confidence in various joint venture projects. He went above and beyond what we asked and was instrumental in guiding our overall corporate and business strategy. His commitment to our case allowed us to expand and protect our brand internationally.” Mike Odera, Managing Director, Concentrix Concepts, Murrieta, California"

Joint venture agreements negotiation and drafting.
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"“I have had the pleasure of working with Michael on various mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions and would say he brings a lot to the table. His understanding of deal structures, financial implications and strategic objectives tremendously assisted us in maximizing value and minimizing downside risk for our clients.” Aaron Solganick, CEO, Solganick & Co., Inc., Los Angeles, California"

Mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and contracts review and counseling in the technology sector.
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Solganick & Co., Inc.

Associate, Investment Banking & Legal

Sep 2015 - Present

Managed all aspects of investment banking transactions and acted as in-house counsel. Responsibilities included drafting and reviewing transaction closing documents such as non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, offer memoranda, asset and stock purchase and employment agreements. Analyzed financial and strategic rationales of mergers and acquisitions. Advised on deal terms and structures.

Sep 2015 - Present

Jenner & Block

Contract Attorney

May 2014 - Nov 2015

Analyzed internal and external corporate documents to assist in a congressional hearing involving vehicle recalls for defective parts. Reviewed and summarized technical documents and evidence in preparation for depositions in various class action lawsuits. Evaluated internal corporate communications and financial records in response to SEC investigations and subpoenas.

May 2014 - Nov 2015

J.J. Little & Associates P.C

Contract Attorney

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013

Assisted in the defense of an international bank and its agents against a class action lawsuit involving investor and securities fraud.

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013

Jones Day

Contract Attorney

Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

Reviewed documents on behalf of investment banks and private equity clients in a securities litigation matter.

Nov 2012 - Jan 2013

Kirkland & Ellis

Contract Attorney

Apr 2011 - Mar 2012

Provided litigation assistance in commercial litigation cases involving insurance, entertainment and manufacturing companies.

Apr 2011 - Mar 2012

O'Melveny & Myers

Contract Attorney

Oct 2007 - Jun 2009

Supported the litigation of an anti-trust litigation matter in the microprocessor industry that resulted in a landmark $1.25 billion settlement.

Oct 2007 - Jun 2009

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