Michael Lawrence Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

Corporate Law and Risk Management

Beverly Hills
California
Licensed in
CA, DC
Rutgers University School of Law - Newark
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About
Litigator turned business lawyer focusing on emerging growth companies of all stages and types. The combination of big law firm litigation followed by five years as a general counsel allows me to advise on strategic relationships and business direction, corporate governance, financing and securities transactions, as well as to managing a company's risk profile, business practices and employment policies. And, of course, should the occasional dispute arise, I can assist in resolving it with the goal of minimizing disruption to the businesses focus and fundraising. I enjoy learning about new business ideas and helping founders, as well as later… read more stage companies, bring vision to reality.
13
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michael advised my company in avoiding potential litigation with a former executive of the company and litigating a dispute with one of our suppliers. He dead all of this while also assisting us in our fundraising effort and in a corporate restructuring. I would highly recommend him for all of your legal needs."

Corporate Advice and Risk Management
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michael did a fantastic job taking my company all the way through a somewhat complex asset sale. He negotiated the actual agreement from start to finish and dealt with all of the corporate governance and shareholder consents necessary to close the deal. Even after the deal was complete, he remained on as the company's sole advisor dealing with a number of legal issues remaining."

Company's Asset Sale
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Envoy Technologies, Inc.

General Counsel

Jan 2018 - Present

Manage all legal affairs for electric shared mobility / micro-mobility company.

Jan 2018 - Present

BLUE SOLUTIONS

U.S. General Counsel

Jun 2017 - Dec 2017

Oversaw all U.S. legal affairs for Bollore family of companies including BlueLA and BlueIndy EV car sharing systems, as well as auto manufacturing, EV charger manufacturing, battery and power storage subsidiaries.

Jun 2017 - Dec 2017

CYCLEHOP, LLC / HOPR

General Counsel and Vice President

Dec 2014 - Jun 2017

First member of management team for North America bike share company that won competitive bids, contracted with, and operated bike share systems in fifteen North American markets. Managed all of the company’s legal affairs, including supply agreements, municipal contracts, employment matters, and financial transactions.

Dec 2014 - Jun 2017

Greenberg Traurig

Litigation Associate

Oct 2012 - Nov 2014

Defended clients in securities and consumer class action and other commercial disputes.

Oct 2012 - Nov 2014

Foley & Lardner

Litigation Associate

Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

Represented clients in the full spectrum of commercial disputes.

Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

Skadden

Litigation Associate

Mar 2007 - Oct 2010

Managed teams of attorneys in all stages of litigation including law and motion practice, discovery, document production and review, deposition and trial preparation, and witness preparation, and appeals to all levels.

Mar 2007 - Oct 2010

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