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Michael Reed advises on public and private transactional, strategic, regulatory, compliance, corporate finance and disclosure matters.  He represents publicly and privately held companies and private equity firms, with an emphasis on financial institutions and diversified companies.

Mr. Reed has regularly represented public and privately held clients in all types of acquisitions, including stock-for-stock mergers, cash mergers, going private transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and stock and asset purchase and sale transactions.  He also has represented underwriters and issuers in capital market transactions, including public and private offerings of debt, equity, and hybrid securities, and complex structured finance transactions.

  • Counsel to multiple top 25 bank holding companies in the US for private and public mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate finance transactions and strategic and regular corporate governance advice.
  • Counsel to underwriters for public and private offerings, including 144A transactions and initial public offerings.
  • Counsel to multiple mortgage banking companies for mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic alliance transactions as well as strategic and regular corporate governance advice.
  • Counsel to multiple private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies with respect to acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising, and initial public offerings.
  • Counsel to defense contracting companies and diversified industrial companies for mergers and acquisitions, strategic advice and counseling, and corporate governance matters.
  • Counsel to private and publicly held REITs (including closely controlled REITs) in various capital raising transactions.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of New York
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (the Ontario Bar)
  • American Bar Association
  • US-Canada Law Institute
  • The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, Member, Board of Directors and Founding Group
  • D.C. Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Board Member
  • Babson College, former Adjunct Professor
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Legal 500 US