Michael A. Gold

Michael A. Gold

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 295-6651
Fax: (202) 337-6065

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Secondary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Michael A. Gold

Partner

For more than 25 years, Michael Gold has helped clients in a wide variety of industries with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and public and private financing transactions. He also advises boards of directors and outside shareholders regarding corporate governance practices, proxy solicitations, tender offers and corporate crisis situations.

Michael has extensive experience with public securities markets and securities regulatory matters, such as delisting procedures, SEC no-action requests, securities law violations and internal control concerns.

He has also advised numerous clients regarding private equity, hedge fund and venture finance transactions, representing both investors and issuers.

In addition, Michael has represented companies and individuals in connection with internal investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYSE and FINRA (formerly the NASD). He handles issues related to structuring complex securities transactions, and trading practices and policies within different securities markets and firms.

Prior to law school, Michael was a financial analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City, specializing in mortgage finance.

Experience

Select representations include:

  • A defense government contractor in its acquisition of the cybersecurity division of a major technology company.
  • An airport fixed-based operations company in its roll-up purchases of 11 facilities and sale of the company to a private equity buyer.
  • An aerospace defense contractor in the sale of its factional air travel division.
  • A defense contractor in its purchase of a submarine servicing business.
  • A global power company in the formation of a $1 billion global, solar-power joint venture with a private equity firm.
  • A NASDAQ-listed sports promoter in a $2 billion going-private sale to its majority owner.
  • A power generation systems manufacturer in its acquisition of $100 million of securities of a public front-end nuclear cycle company.
  • A specialty machine manufacturer in its sale to a NASDAQ-listed, market-leading aluminum producer.
  • An ESOP-owned government contractor in its sale to a publicly traded health care servicing firm.
  • A publishing company in its sale to a publicly traded international market leader.
  • A market-leading office products company in its purchase of multiple regional office product companies.
  • A French energy company in its purchase of an energy servicing firm.
  • A French energy company in its purchase of a U.S. Combined Heat Provider (CHP) installation firm.
  • A NASDAQ-listed office products provider in its roll-up of a regional business in all-stock transactions.
  • A merchant banking firm in its sale of investment banking and asset management businesses.
  • Motor sports promoters in their acquisition of a NYSE-traded marketing company.
  • An alternative investment fund in the formation of $1.1 billion in mortgage-backed securities investment fund.
  • A private equity fund in the formation of a $100 million distressed company private equity fund.
  • A private college in a joint venture with a Fortune 500 company and foreign governmental entity to develop an overseas campus.
  • A global solar power company in a $50 million solar energy technology venture finance transaction.

Thought Leadership

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity" by Chambers USA, 2011 to 2017

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C Super Lawyers, 2013 to 2016

Named a "Mergers & Acquisitions All-Star," BTI Consulting Group, 2011

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Association of Corporate Growth

Northern Virginia Technology Council

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1993, with honors

  • Articles Editor, University of Chicago Legal Forum

B.S., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1988, cum laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1988, cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

Firm Involvement

Co-Chair, Corporate

Insider Trading Partner 

Clerkships

The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

For more than 25 years, Michael Gold has helped clients in a wide variety of industries with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and public and private financing transactions. He also advises boards of directors and outside shareholders regarding corporate governance practices, proxy solicitations, tender offers and corporate crisis situations.

Michael has extensive experience with public securities markets and securities regulatory matters, such as delisting procedures, SEC no-action requests, securities law violations and internal control concerns.

He has also advised numerous clients regarding private equity, hedge fund and venture finance transactions, representing both investors and issuers.

In addition, Michael has represented companies and individuals in connection with internal investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the NYSE and FINRA (formerly the NASD). He handles issues related to structuring complex securities transactions, and trading practices and policies within different securities markets and firms.

Prior to law school, Michael was a financial analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City, specializing in mortgage finance.