Michael Caolo Jr. was educated at the University of Notre Dame with a major in Political Science and a minor in Soviet Foreign Relations. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Letters Degree. Michael Caolo Jr. was on the Dean’s Academic List and was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, the Texas Club and was active in student government.
After being awarded an academic scholarship and attending the University of Notre Dame Law School for one year, he transferred to the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree.
Michael Caolo Jr. served as the Chief Clerk for the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in the Texas State House of Representatives for one year. Additionally, Michael Caolo Jr. served on the staff of the Texas Law Forum and was the founder of the Minority Recruitment Committee for the University of Texas Law School.
Michael Caolo Jr. joined the Dallas law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld as an associate in the Corporate Section working on business law, partnerships, transactions, securities filings and reportings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private placements, bank credit facilities and commercial loans, corporate governance, contracts and agreements, and other related business matters.
In 1980, Michael Caolo Jr. formed his own law firm, Michael Caolo & Associates, and concentrated in Small Business Law representing start-up companies, transaction-oriented entrepreneurs and emerging growth businesses where he provided corporate counsel and business advice to the principals and their businesses.
Serving as the Managing Partner during the following fourteen years, Michael Caolo Jr. grew his firm, Caolo, Bell & Nunnally, to approximately 35 attorneys and 75 employees by 1995, whereupon he withdrew from his firm to concentrate on representing small business entrepreneurs and to manage his own personal investments.
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