Wythe Michael focuses his practice primarily on the legal issues facing owners of closely held companies. Often acting as an outside "general counsel," Mr. Michael provides practical solutions to legal issues by working with company management to understand and implement their business strategy. Mr. Michael regularly assists growing companies on such issues as entity structuring; capital needs, including private securities offerings, venture capital and "angel" financing; buy-sell agreements; mergers and acquisitions; succession planning; and personal estate planning. He also assists businesses on a wide range of day-to-day issues including the preparation of joint venture agreements; sales, marketing and production agreements; non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements; employment and consulting agreements; and employee incentive plans.
Mr. Michael also regularly represents regional and national clients in structuring various types of private securities offerings, including offerings by operating companies seeking initial seed capital, offerings by private investment funds and offerings by real estate sponsors.