New York University, J.D., 1995
Trinity College, B.A., 1992
Mick Miyawaki is a highly experienced attorney with diverse areas of practice in the corporate law arena. First and foremost, Mick endeavors to fulfill his role as a counselor at law. He believes in listening carefully to his client's objectives and concerns, and taking the time to understand the client's business to bring clarity to complex legal concepts and to help assess the real-life impact of legal issues. Mick works closely with his clients to craft solutions to "get the deal done" while preserving solid protection for their interests.
Mick has served as outside general counsel for a medical device company in New York. Prior to that, he was a corporate partner at a full-service law firm with nearly 300 attorneys based in New York, where he served as the chair of its M&A practice group and its emerging business practice group, as well as co-chair of its legal opinion committee. Mick began his career at a 350-attorney corporate law firm in New York.
Mick is not yet admitted to practice law in North Carolina.
Experienced in representing both sellers and buyers in sophisticated M&A deals with a total transactional value of well over $10 billion, including negotiated and hostile tender offers and SEC-registered issuances of the acquiror’s securities.
Represents institutional investors, academic institutions and other clients in connection with prospective investments in private equity funds.
Works regularly with corporate clients to review and negotiate commercial contracts of all types, including distribution, manufacturing, supply and reseller agreements; dealership agreements; equipment lease agreements; joint development agreements; and software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreements.
Works on public offerings, including IPOs, and private placement transactions, including Regulation D offerings, under the Securities Act. He has also advised public company clients on periodic reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8K, as well as Section 13 and 16 ownership reports, under the Exchange Act. He is familiar with the “blue sky” securities laws of several states.
Advises investors in joint ventures and other investments in real estate development projects.
Represented issuers and investors in connection with capital formation transactions, including offerings of Safes, convertible notes and preferred stock, by high-growth private companies.
Advises corporations on day-to-day business law issues, such as company formation, board fiduciary duty, corporate governance, NDAs, stockholder disputes, employment agreements, equity incentive plans, non-competition agreements and IP matters. He has experience serving as outside “in-house” counsel for a number of corporations.
- New York Bar Association