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Michael P. Maxwell

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Michael P. Maxwell advises clients on matters of Delaware corporate and business law in transactions involving Delaware alternative entities and corporations, including investment and private equity fund transactions, fund formations, joint ventures, cross border transactions, mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and purchases, dissolutions and restructurings. He also represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial financing transactions, including asset-based financing, real estate mortgage financings and other credit related transactions. Mike also advises management, boards and special committees of Delaware entities on matters of operation and governance, including with respect to fiduciary duty and contractual interpretation issues. Mike provides legal opinions on issues of Delaware law in connection with the foregoing.

Mike currently serves as a member of the bar association drafting committee responsible for the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Delaware Revised Partnership Act. Mike assists with annual edits to Symonds & O'Toole on Delaware Limited Liability Companies, published by CSC/LexisNexis and co-authors articles on amendments to Delaware’s corporate and alternative entity statutes and the Delaware UCC, which are published regularly in CSC’s Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities.

Representative Matters

  • Delaware counsel to a private equity fund with respect to a sale by one of its subsidiaries of an investment in a Chinese wholly-foreign owned entity.
  • Delaware counsel to a large private equity fund related to the acquisition of certain oil and gas companies and assets. 
  • Delaware counsel to private equity fund with respect to 9 billion dollar buyout of a real estate company that owns shopping centers. 
  • Delaware counsel for various private equity and hedge funds in connection with formation, governance and structure.
  • Delaware counsel to company entering into a joint venture for purpose of acquiring debt instruments. 
  • Delaware counsel to a minority member of a joint venture LLC in connection with bringing in additional investors to the joint venture LLC.
  • Counsel to various lenders and borrowers in real estate mortgage financing transactions
  • Counsel to Delaware corporation in sale of assets.

Events & Speaking Engagements

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Tulane Law School, J.D.

University of Louisville, B.A.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2008

Professional Activities and Honors

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Securitization and Structured Finance Law and Corporate Law, 2021 - present

Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Member, Delaware State Bar Association

Member, Delaware Board of Bar Examiners

Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Contributing Editor, Business Law Today, the news platform of the ABA Business Law Section