MGC’s founder, Michael Prozan, has practiced law for over 25 years, as General Counsel to a publicly traded Silicon Valley Company, in the corporate departments of both large and small law firms, at the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as a state and federal prosecutor.
His transactional work includes incorporations, founders’ agreements, partnering agreements, strategic alliances, software and other intellectual property licenses, non disclosure agreements, venture financings, bridge financings, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, public offerings, SEC reporting, commercial law, litigation, employment matters, stock option plans, and more.
Mike has written extensively on corporate and securities law in general circulation newspapers such as the Portland Oregonian, trade journals such as The Recorder and the Daily Journal, and in law journals at Columbia and Hofstra Universities. He has also been quoted as an expert on corporate and securities law matters in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Daily Journal, and thestreet.com.
While at the SEC, Mike played a major role in regulating the bond offering by Donald Trump to finance the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City which resulted in a securities law case validating the work done by the SEC and Mr. Trump’s attorneys on the offering.
He also served as President of Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, California, a synagogue with approximately 3500 individual members. Mike is married and has one son who has graduated college.