Michael P. Gallagher

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  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP (799 Attorneys)
  • 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Michael P. Gallagher concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate finance, private equity, family businesses, securities, mergers and acquisitions, workouts, exit planning and general corporate matters. He represents issuers and underwriters in private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as financial and strategic buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions. Mr. Gallagher has significant experience advising clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, healthcare and life sciences, focusing on contract research organizations (CROs).

Mr. Gallagher is a 1984 cum laude graduate of Villanova University Law School, where he was editor of the Villanova Law Review, and a 1980 cum laude graduate of Boston College.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2017-present
•Pepper Hamilton LLP
- Partner, 1996-2017
•Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll
- Partner, 1992-1996
•Dilworth Paxson
- Associate, 1984-1992

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Due Diligence - Attorney & CPA, Lincoln Financial Group CPE/CLE, April 29, 2017

Civic and Charitable Activities

•The American Ireland Fund
- Board of Directors, 2015-present
- Member, Chairman's Golf Committee, Philadelphia Golf Classic, 2006-present
•WXPN Radio
- Member, Campaign for the Music Committee, 2008-present
•Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts
- Member, 1987-present
•St. Thomas of Villanova Parish
- Finance Council, 2002-2010
•The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Philadelphia
- Board of Directors, 1996-2002
•The Main Line Arts Center
- Board of Directors, 1993-2001
- Co-chair, Building Committee, 1998-2001

Honors and Awards

•Selected as one of the Irish Global 100, a list of top business leaders of Irish heritagewho have contributed to growing business in Ireland, by Ireland Inc.'s Business & Finance, 2013

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Family Businesses
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Workouts
  • Exit Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215 979 1965  Phone
215 689 4931  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

•The Irish American Business Chamber & Network
- Member, Board of Directors, September 2017-present
•Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia
- Board Member and Officer, 1993-1996

Birth Information:
New York, NY, 1958
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represented a health services company in a sale to a PE backed strategic buyer.; Represented a foreign family office in a $5 million Series C investment in a US-based leading global provider of parcel delivery software and hardware to businesses in the U.S. and Europe.; Represented the owners of MetroAlert, Inc., which provides software to law enforcement agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region, in a sale of 100% of its stock to TriTech Software Systems, an Insight Venture Partners portfolio investment.; Represented a PE firm in sale of an IT services portfolio company to a PE firm.; Represented a PE firm in a buyout of another PE firm stockholder in a healthcare services billing management company.; Representing a government contractor in a proposed strategic acquisition of another government contractor.; Representing a private equity fund in the sale of an IT services portfolio company.; Represented a publicly-held life sciences company in a proposed acquisition and in general corporate and securities matters.; Facilitated the roll-up of 12 pharmaceutical service companies for purposes of selling the combined entity.; Assisted in the $45 million sale of a private equity-owned health services portfolio company to a strategic healthcare company.; Represented investment bank Fairmount Partners as financial advisor to special committees of several publicly held It and healthcare service companies going private and sale transactions.; Represented a Vancouver-based investment management firm in a $45 million bridge and permanent credit facility for a Texas-based oil & gas exploration and production company.; Facilitated the $100 million sale of a supply chain software company to a private equity buyer.; Represented an ESOP-owned diversified holding company in the $60 million divestiture of a plastics, coatings and chemical manufacturing business to a private equity-backed competitor and in the $100 million sale of eight operating manufacturing businesses to a private equity fund buyer.; Represented a private equity buyer in the $15 million acquisition of a supplier of subsea systems and products.; Counseled an international U.S.- based contract research organization (CRO) in a $600 million equity recapitalization with a New York-based private equity firm.; Representing a Jersey Channel Island family office in connection with its investment into a U.S. private equity fund.; Counseled a Dublin-based private equity group in several U.S. acquisitions and investments.; Assisted a government contractor providing engineering services to the U.S. Navy in a $40 million Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) sale/recapitalization and refinancing transaction.; Representing a family office in connection with its investment into a U.S. private equity fund.

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