Michael J. Hagan, a New York lawyer with 30 years of practice experience in New York and overseas, focuses his practice on the corporate, securities and finance areas.
He has extensive experience in public and private capital formation and finance and in cross-border transactions. Mr. Hagan represents domestic and foreign private issuers in securities laws matters. He also represents domestic and multinational corporations, businesses and funds in public and private company mergers, acquisitions, combinations, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. His practice includes also extensive experience representing financial institutions and other parties in secured lending transactions, including structured and project finance.
Mr. Hagan represents public companies (both domestic and foreign private issuers) in Securities Act matters including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, secondary offerings and Rule 415 shelf offerings. His securities work includes also NYSE and NASDAQ listings, compliance with periodic reporting requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley, and other Exchange Act matters. In addition to his many years of practice in the New York market, Mr. Hagan has practiced and resided in London, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Mr. Hagan advises numerous companies, financial institutions and funds across a wide range of industries and business sectors, both domestically and internationally. His client base includes entities based in a number of jurisdictions in addition to the U.S., including China, India, Japan, Taiwan, the U.K., The Netherlands, and several Latin American jurisdictions. The scope of his representative experience includes manufacturing, consumer goods, private equity and sovereign wealth funds, banks and financial services institutions, electronic trading exchanges, diversified trading houses, the hotel and leisure industry, technology and telecommunications (including satellite and broadband wireless technology), early-stage capital formation for start-up enterprises, civil construction (both corporate and project matters), oil & gas exploration and production and infrastructure finance.
Mr. Hagan received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, (cum laude, 1982) and was an honors graduate from Providence College (1972). He is a member of Bar of the State of New York, the New York City Bar Association, the British-American Business Council, the Asia Society, and the U.S. Council on International Business. He is the International Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice and has published extensively on cross-border transactions, sovereign wealth fund investment and privatization and capital markets in emerging markets. He has also been a speaker or panelist at numerous New York City Bar Association, International Bar Association and other conferences in the United States, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Melbourne.