Michael’s practice focuses on representing issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions, principally in the power and energy arena.

Michael has extensive experience advising clients on a broad range of securities transactions including public and privately placed offerings of equity, first mortgage bonds, various debt/equity hybrid instruments, subordinated and convertible debt, collateral trust bonds, multi-modal tax-exempt bonds and dedicated utility rate securitization bonds.

Relevant Experience

  • Advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters with the US securities laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Represented power and energy clients on securities offerings.
  • Served as designated underwriters’ counsel to several utility holding companies and their subsidiaries.
  • Represented underwriters in connection with several dedicated rate reduction bond securitization financings, including stranded cost, environmental costs, and storm cost transactions.
  • Pro bono representation of veterans in their pursuit of combat-related special compensation benefits.


  • Vice Chairman, Infrastructure Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Awards & Recognition

  • Chambers Global: USA, Energy: Electricity (Finance), Band 1, 2015-2017
  • Chambers USA, Energy: Electricity (Finance), Band 1, 2012-2017
  • Chambers USA, Energy, 2006-2012
  • Deal Maker of the Year, Finance Monthly, 2013
  • New York Super Lawyer, Business/Corporate Law, 2013-2016. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.