Michael Jay Burwick

Michael Jay Burwick: Attorney with The Wagner Law Group A Professional Corporation
Attorney Awards


Professional Experience

Michael Burwick works in the Corporate and Business Law department and is a member of Day Pitney's Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers and Commodities Firms practice group. Michael practices in the area of corporate law (especially with respect to closely-held corporations), securities law (specifically in the areas of securities compliance and financial regulation), corporate controls, compliance and governance with an emphasis on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the representation of emerging companies.

Representative Matters

· Defended a registered representative in a FINRA arbitration proceeding in which the claimant was seeking in excess of $1 million.

· Successfully represented more than one hundred investors in three real estate syndications that were in imminent danger of losing their properties (collectively valued at more than $100 million) to foreclosure and total loss of principal.

· Represented the largest commercial waterproofing company in the United States in a contract negotiation where the contract was valued at more than $850,000.

· Represented a tax strategy firm before FINRA and the Internal Revenue Service together with two national law firms.

· Conducted a critical review and subsequent reformation of a complex compliance manual for a registered investment adviser.

· Served as Managing Director for a compliance consulting firm.

· Served as outside General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for one publicly traded healthcare company and as Corporate Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for another publicly traded healthcare company.

· Served as Vice President and General Counsel for a pre-IPO technology firm and as Due Diligence Counsel for a broker-dealer and registered investment adviser.

News, Publications & Presentations

· Currently serves as legal expert to the Dr. Gina Loudon Show.

· From 2007 to 2009, was the co-host of "The Financial Consultants with Birnbaum and Burwick," a daily business and public affairs program; has also appeared several times on the Fox News Channel.

· Contributor to The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, The New England Real Estate Journal, The New York Real Estate Journal, The Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, The Jacksonville Business Journal, The Hilton Head Island Packet, Bluffton Today, Parcbench, Forbes, and The American Spectator.

· Quoted in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and in syndicated columns in WorldNetDaily.

· A regular speaker at legal, accounting and financial services industry events, seminars and workshops including the IMN Conference (New York, NY), TICA / REISA Symposia (Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and San Diego) and The Gathering of Angels (Santa Fe).

Professional Affiliations

· American Bar Association

· Boston Bar Association

· Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

· Hyannis Chamber of Commerce

· National Society of Compliance Professionals

Outside Interests

· YMCA Cape Cod

· Cape Cod Challenger Club

· Cape Abilities

· Autism Speaks

· Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

· The Jimmy Fund of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute

· Make-A-Wish Foundation

· Canines for Disabled Kids

· American Poodles At Work

· American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

· The Humane Society of the United States

· The Orbit Village Project

· Wounded Warrior Project

· Hyannis Yacht Club

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Securities Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617-357-5200  Phone
617-459-3678  Cell Phone
617-357-5250  Fax
University Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Dean’s List Honors, 2012; Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, with Distinction, Magna Cum Laude, 1991; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Dean’s List Honors, 2011
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Cum Laude, Dean’s List Honors, 1995
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; District of Columbia; 1995, Florida; Massachusetts (Current Candidate for Admission on Motion)
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 10/17/18 in Taxation

    One of the best attorneys I have ever worked with. Top notch!

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