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Mike has designed, negotiated, and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving hundreds of millions of dollar value for the acquisition (and disposition of) assets classes of all types, as well as equity interests. He 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. Mike has repeatedly been listed in Smart CEO’s Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top business attorneys, based on a readers’ poll. He also has received a number of national and international awards relating to his M&A practice.

Perseverance and commitment in life makes all of the difference.

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“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”
– Pat Riley, former NBA Head Coach

 

Perseverance and commitment in life makes all of the difference.  Success is found via a daily active and continued dedication to an effort.  This concept was recently illustrated in the just completed Masters’ Golf Tournament.  Golf great, Tiger Woods, shot a 10 on the 12th hole, his highest score as a pro (with three balls into a creek).  With this disaster, Tiger may have easily (and understandably) given up on the round.  However, Tiger focused intently and birdied 5 out of the next 6 holes.  Rather remarkable turn-around.  In business, especially in these Covid times, we can take a lesson from Tiger’s attitude and persistence.  A major set back in business could derail the frail entrepreneur.  But the entrepreneur that understands set backs and bumps are business challenges to be overcome most times finds ultimate success.  I’ve spoken to many entrepreneur who failed in an effort (even in business at first) but used dedication and preservice as tools to drive forward to future success.    No business venture is without failure but committing to be IN and moving forward usually find the greater reward.

 

Mike Mercurio | mmercurio@offitkurman.com