"Entrepreneurial business is the economic engine that drives this great country forward. My clients are in the center of this dynamic force. I advise my clients on the good, the bad and the ugly issues, situations and circumstances associated with their growth and opportunities. And my clients let me know their tolerance for risk, disruptions and zigzags. My counsel takes a collaborative approach – a give and take discussion – on the practicalities of business and the intersection of law."
-Michael N. Mercurio
Mr. Mercurio is a Principal and the Chair of the Firm's Business Law and Transactions Practice Group. He serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions, government contracting, health care, construction services, and real estate. As a strategic partner to firm clients, Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on all aspects of business and commerce including formation and structure; ownership, management and control; financing and capital; expansion and acquisition; sale and transfer; and contraction and dissolution. He is well versed in the various issues and challenges companies of all sizes and industries face in the business life cycle including start-up, maturation and end stage considerations. A core specialty practice area for Mr. Mercurio is mergers and acquisitions, both from the sell side perspective and buy side perspective. Further, Mr. Mercurio specializes in ownership planning, helping business owners prepare and optimally transition their businesses to third parties, management or family. He also has significant experience representing clients in the government contracting arena, assisting them through growth and maturation issues as well as mergers and acquisition matters. Well versed in government contracts and procurement law, Mr. Mercurio has brought value to many clients by working closely with them on various contractual and administrative issues arising from doing business with federal, state, and local governments.
Points of Distinction
Mr. Mercurio designed, negotiated, and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving multimillion dollars of value for the acquisition (and disposition of) assets classes of all types as well as equity interests. Mr. Mercurio has worked with companies in cyber security, intelligence, information technology, recycling and waste management, government contracting, health care, mortgage and financial services, franchising and restaurant and food services. Mr. Mercurio has repeatedly been listed in Smart CEO’s Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top business attorneys, based on a readers’ poll. Mr. Mercurio was also elected to the firm’s board of directors in 2016.
Mr. Mercurio draws on his business attorney experience as a frequent lecturer on business law topics that include corporate structuring, M&A and business succession planning, executive compensation, and business exit considerations and transfers. Mr. Mercurio also blogs at Bizlawquarterback.com.
- My Profiles in Success Interview: Calming the Chaos
- What Buyers Need to Know About M&A Due Diligence and Letters of Intent
- The Basics of Market Analysis and Prospecting Before Buying a Business: Screening and Valuation
- Family Business Myths, Debunked
- The Basics of Market Analysis and Prospecting Before Buying a Business
- A Done Deal: Post-Transaction Planning
Education & Admissions
Mr. Mercurio draws on his business attorney experience as a frequent lecturer on business law topics that include mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation structuring, business succession planning, executive compensation, and business exit considerations and transfers. Mr. Mercurio also blogs at Bizlawquarterback.com.
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