Mr. Michael N. Mercurio serves as outside general counsel to clients on matters related to corporate and business law, commercial transactions, government contracting, health care, construction services, and real estate.
As a strategic partner to firm clients, Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on all aspects of business and commerce including formation and structure; ownership, management and control; financing and capital; expansion and acquisition; sale and transfer; and contraction and dissolution.
He is well versed in the various issues and challenges companies of all sizes and industries face in the business life cycle including start-up, maturation and end stage considerations. A core specialty practice area for Mr. Mercurio is mergers and acquisitions, both from the sell side perspective and buy side perspective.
Further, Mr. Mercurio specializes in ownership planning, helping business owners prepare and optimally transition their businesses to third parties, management or family. He also has significant experience representing clients in the government contracting arena, assisting them through growth and maturation issues as well as mergers and acquisition matters.
Well versed in government contracts and procurement law, Mr. Mercurio has brought value to many clients by working closely with them on various contractual and administrative issues arising from doing business with federal, state, and local governments.
Mr. Mercurio designed, negotiated, and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving multimillion dollars of value for the acquisition (and disposition of) assets classes of all types as well as equity interests.
Mr. Mercurio has worked with companies in cyber security, intelligence, information technology, recycling and waste management, government contracting, health care, mortgage and financial services, franchising and restaurant and food services.
Mr. Mercurio has repeatedly been listed in Smart CEO’s Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top business attorneys, based on a readers’ poll. Mr. Mercurio was also elected to the firm’s board of directors in 2016.
- J.D., Washington College of Law, The American University, 1998
- M.A., School of International Service, The American University, 1994
- B.S., University of Scranton, 1991
- District of Columbia
- United States Supreme Court
- Serves on informal advisory boards for a number of firm clients
- Founder of the Family Business Roundtable, with chapters in Columbia, MD and Frederick, MD
- Graduate of the Leadership Howard County Class of 2008
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