Michael R. Wilson

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone(312) 201-2522

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Small Business Investment Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Business Counseling
  • Start-up Companies
  • Venture Capital
  • Technology
University University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, B.S., Public Administration, summa cum laude, Honors, 2007
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
Admitted2010, Illinois


Illinois Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association


Mike Wilson is an associate at Edwards Wildman. He assists in a wide variety of matters in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate and government relations. Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked on U.S. Senate campaigns for Senator Jon Kyl and Steve Sauerberg M.D.

•Structures and facilitates mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, and company reorganizations and recapitalizations, including representing both buyers and sellers of companies across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on privately-held technology companies and private equity portfolio companies.

•Represents private equity funds in their fund formation, capitalization and investment activities, including assisting funds in the SBIC licensing process, advising on compliance with SBIC regulations, and representing both buyers and sellers with secondary portfolio sales and in buyouts of SBA's preferred partnership interest.

•Assists clients with various aspects of business financing through loans, equipment leases and refinancing deals, including representing a real estate developer in senior and mezzanine financings totaling $72,500,000 to refinance CMBS indebtedness secured by a shopping center in Chicago, Illinois and the subsequent refinancing of the senior debt.

•Assists in tax credit financing transactions, including representing the developer in a rare 80/20 redevelopment project with respect to a 45-story historical building in downtown Chicago that involved approximately $150 million of financing including, historic tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, tax increment financing, 1602 grant money, tax-exempt and taxable bond financing and multiple bridge financings.

•Advises clients on how to navigate and utilize federal and state legislation and regulation, such as federal, state and local incentive programs, governmental stimulus programs and public-private partnerships.

•Structures and facilitates corporate, partnership, non-profit and other entity formation and organization and contractual relationships.


Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners.

Equity Investment and Mezzanine Loan

Our lawyers represented MVC Private Equity Fund LP in the November 2011 equity investment in membership interest of Plymouth Rock Energy and as agent for the mezzanine loan for Plymouth Rock Energy.

Sale of Compliance11 to Charles Schwab Corporation

We represented software tools provider Compliance11 in its October 2011 sale to Charles Schwab Corporation.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SBA's Final Rule Permitting SBICs to Invest in Double Holding Companies is Now in Effect
December 5, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SBA Issues Proposed Rule Permitting SBICs to Invest in Double Holding Companies
December 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The SBA Issues Updated TechNote 4: Reporting Portfolio Valuations
July 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The SBA Issues Instructions for Pre-Screening Prospective Applicants to the SBIC Program
April 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Pricing for SBIC Debentures Reaches New Record Low
September 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Track 2 Deadline for New SBIC Program for Early Stage Investments is June 19, 2012
June 2012
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SBA Requires SBICs to Recertify Institutional Investor Status
May 2012
SEC Adopts Final Rules Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act
June 2011
Institutional Investor Status Recertification
May 17, 2011

Edwards Wildman Successfully Advises UrbanBound on Series A Financing
August 8, 2013


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SBA Issues Proposed Rule Permitting SBICs to Invest in Double Holding Companies
Christopher J. Douglass,Alan B. Roth,Michael R. Wilson, January 3, 2014
On December 23, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a proposed rule to revise the Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) regulations regarding investments in passive businesses and the use of double holding companies in structuring SBIC...
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Michael R. Wilson

225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
ChicagoIL 60606


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