Michael's practice focuses on assisting clients in a broad range of commercial endeavors, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, cross-border transactions, licensing, and strategic alliances. He regularly counsels enterprises in the technology sector. Michael also advises non-U.S. companies looking to establish or expand in the United States, with a particular focus on clients in Finland and other parts of the Nordic region. Prior to joining Sullivan, Michael was a partner at Arent Fox.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Casenotes and Comments Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Hobart College

Community Engagement

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Former President, Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (New York)
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of American Friends of CMI, Inc.

Seminars & Presentations

  • Lecturer on challenges in dealing with financially troubled U.S. customers, Helsinki and Oulu, Finland
  • "Trading in the U.S. Market," Tampere, Finland
  • "AmCham 2012 Legal Forum - Getting the M&A Deal Done," Helsinki, Finland
  • "Compliance in International Business," Finnish Industrial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association Finland Chapter and the Association of Corporate Counsel – Europe Chapter, Helsinki, Finland
  • Guest lecturer, Finnish Institute for International Trade’s "North American Business Law" and "International Business Law" conferences in Helsinki and New York
  • Lecturer on venture capital transactions for programs sponsored by Finpro, Finland
  • Lecturer to business and legal audiences on commercial contracting, technology service agreements, outsourcing, basics of intellectual property law and mergers and acquisitions, and doing business in the United States

Practices

Industries

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