Michael F. Sheehan

Counsel
Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan is a corporate attorney who handles corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, business formation, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. Mike has a particular focus on Maryland corporation law involving real estate investment trusts (REITs) and registered investment companies. He routinely advises public companies regarding the voting recommendations and governance scores of proxy advisory services related to corporate governance and executive compensation policies.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Served as Maryland counsel in the initial public offerings of several REITs and closed-end funds, including the largest REIT IPO in 2012 and the second-largest REIT IPO in 2013
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a private equity firm in its purchase of a commercial real estate portfolio valued at $9.4 billion
  • Served as Maryland counsel in the merger of two publicly traded companies, resulting in a company with an enterprise value of more than $1 billion
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a REIT in connection with a $190 million common stock offering
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a REIT in two $300 million preferred stock offerings
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a business development company in a $250 million senior notes offering
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a business development company in its formation, a private offering of common stock, and the closing of a $500 million revolving credit facility
  • Served as Maryland counsel to several open-end mutual fund complexes in reorganizations and issues related to Maryland law
  • Served as Maryland counsel to a REIT as it reorganized its executive compensation program in light of recommendations from proxy advisory services

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2010
    • Notes and Comments Editor, The Tax Lawyer Journal
  • B.A. Economics & International Studies with general honors The Johns Hopkins University 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland