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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1989,  
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 1986, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Michael Rosenthal strives to be more than “just a lawyer.” Instead, he wants to be a valued member of the business team. Mike’s approach is to partner with clients to gain a better understanding of what makes each client unique. Then, he can help them structure, pursue, and close deals tailored to meet their business strategies and objectives.

In representing growth companies, Mike’s approach helps him become a resource to clients as they develop their financing and growth strategies. He assists them with issues around capital raising, commercial contracting, and general corporate governance. With more than two decades of experience representing entrepreneurs and management teams, as well as investors and financial sponsors (including venture capital and private equity funds, hedge funds, angel investors, and strategic investors), Mike helps clients effectively navigate financing transactions in a way that ultimately strengthens the relationship between the parties to the transaction, while still protecting a client’s vital interests.

In representing more mature companies, Mike’s insight is integral to structuring joint ventures, roll-ups, and other acquisitions, as well as helping clients plan for and successfully consummate sale and other exit transactions. Here he draws on his creativity to help clients find solutions to issues which might otherwise be "deal-killers." In addition, because of his long history in representing venture capital and private equity funds, he has developed expertise to help sponsors form private investment funds (including hedge funds, venture and private equity funds, and real estate funds) and also frequently counsels investors in private investment funds.

Mike has deep experience in industries as diverse as:  

  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer goods
  • Commercial equipment manufacturing
  • Real estate