Michael Schuman is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Michael represents publicly-traded and privately-held companies in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, securities and corporate finance transactions, financings, divestitures and other strategic business transactions, as well as SEC reporting, corporate governance and compliance matters. Michael is experienced in drafting and negotiating stock and asset purchase agreements, letters of intent, partnership and joint venture agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, securities investment documents, consulting agreements, license agreements and commercial contracts.
Michael is also a member of the Private Equity and Investment Management Team. Michael represents sponsors of private equity, venture capital, real estate, hedge and other investment funds in connection with a variety of matters, including structuring and formation, investor issues and operational matters. Michael also represents investors in connection with their review and participation in a variety of alternative investments. Michael is experienced in drafting and negotiating private placement memoranda, partnership agreements and other constituent documents, documents related to the governance and management of funds, investor subscription documents and investor side letters.
Represented provider of innovative financial systems for financial professionals in connection with a strategic investment by a mutual life insurance company.
Represented publicly-traded target company (a global provider of electronic messaging and business integration services) in a merger with a global provider of Enterprise Content Management software.
Represented seller in stock sale of retail electricity provider.
Represented buyer in stock and asset acquisition of global advanced messaging business.
Represented seller in stock sale of national hotel chain in a competitive auction process.
Represented seller in stock sale of regional property and casualty operations.
Represented buyer in asset acquisition of staffing and managed services business for the telecommunications industry.
Represented major financial services firms in the formation of numerous private equity funds, including fund-of-funds and feeder funds, for institutional investors and high net worth clients. Funds ranged in amount of capital commitments raised from approximately $100 million to $3.5 billion.
Represented sponsor in the formation of a public alternative investment fund focusing on investments through leasing and financing equipment and other physical assets.
Represented sponsor in the formation of a private alternative investment fund focusing on investments in modular buildings subject to equipment leases.
Represented sponsor in the formation of a private equity fund focused on investments in the southeastern United States.
Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2007-present
Corporate Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP, 2004-2007