Corporate and Commercial Attorney
Michael holds a masters degree in Corporate, International Business and Intellectual Property Law from USC, and an MBA in Finance and Global Management… read more from UCLA. He is licensed in CA and NY.
- Asset Purchase
- Asset Purchase Agreement
- Stock Purchase
- Other Mergers & Acquisitions Matter
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Other Debt & Bankruptcy Matter
"“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"
"“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"
Okayo & Company
Jun 2019 - Present
Corporate and commercial attorney with years of experience assisting small, medium and large enterprises with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic legal advice, and other related matters. Also versed in residential and commercial real property transactions, commercial contracts, intellectual property protection, bankruptcy, restructuring and secured transactions.
Solganick & Co., Inc.
Associate, Investment Banking & Legal
Sep 2015 - Mar 2019
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.
Jenner & Block
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.
J.J. Little & Associates P.C
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.
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Reviewed documents on behalf of investment banks and private equity clients in a securities litigation matter.
Kirkland & Ellis
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
Provided litigation assistance in commercial litigation cases involving insurance, entertainment and manufacturing companies.
O'Melveny & Myers
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.