Michiel   A. Bloemsma


Phone: 212.545.1900
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
Suite 3500 , New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Michiel Bloemsma


Michiel Bloemsma represents privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investors in connection with general corporate and commercial transactions.  He assists clients with the formation of business entities, including advice with respect to choice of legal entity and drafting and negotiating of shareholders’, partnership and LLC agreements. Mr. Bloemsma assists clients with joint venture contracts, M&A deals, financing transactions, including loan and security agreements and investment contracts, and various other commercial transactions, such as sales and distributorship contracts and software licensing agreements.  He also counsels clients with respect to employment matters.  A substantial portion of Mr. Bloemsma’s practice is focused on assisting European and other foreign clients in connection with their US inbound and cross-border transactions.  Clients include software and technology companies, startups, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of merchandise, financial services and investment companies, and professional services firms, including architecture and engineering firms. Mr. Bloemsma practiced in the area of Dutch corporate law and international business transactions with two major Dutch law firms for five years. He is fluent in Dutch and has a basic knowledge of French and German.


  • Participated in a roundtable discussion on formation of legal entities at a startup bootcamp for Dutch startups in New York
  • Participated in panel presentations on buy-sell agreements and cross-border transactions at LawPact conferences


Education & Admissions

  • Leyden University School of Law (Leyden, the Netherlands), LL.B (1983)
  • Columbia Law School, LLM (1984)
  • Cardozo Law School, J.D. (1993)
  • New York


  • LawPact, Director
  • European American Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Netherland-America Foundation, Member
  • Netherland Club, Member


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