Otterbourg Expands Corporate Group With the Hiring of Michael O’Brien

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Otterbourg P.C. announced today that Michael O’Brien has joined the firm as a member in the corporate department. He comes to Otterbourg from the New York office of Akerman LLP, where he served as a partner.

Mr. O’Brien’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions, with a particular emphasis on the representation of companies and investors in the fintech and life sciences industries. He also counsels companies in general corporate and securities matters, including financing transactions. He has represented creditors and debtors in the corporate aspects of restructuring transactions, including the issuance and exchange of securities and negotiation of new shareholder arrangements.

“Michael’s extensive experience in the fintech sector will benefit our clients and create valuable synergies with our financial practice,” said Richard L. Stehl, Otterbourg’s chairman. “He is highly respected in New York’s legal and financial communities, and we are excited to welcome him to the firm.”

Mr. O’Brien was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to 2017. A member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, he has served on the board of directors of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, the Lincoln Center Consolidated Corporate Fund’s leadership committee and the board of directors of the Friends of the Highline. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

“Otterbourg’s platform of services and exceptional reputation provide great opportunities for me to expand my practice,” Mr. O’Brien said. “I have worked with Otterbourg lawyers on deals for many years and have always been impressed by their integrity and business knowledge.”

Otterbourg’s corporate group has vast experience representing clients in their business transactions, from contractual review and negotiation to counseling senior management. The firm provides advice to both larger and smaller businesses, whether organized as corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or sole proprietorships.

About Otterbourg P.C.

Otterbourg P.C. offers clients a unique combination of legal insight and practical solutions and is known for its integrity, legal expertise, stability and business knowledge. The firm, established more than 100 years ago, regularly represents clients in matters of national and international scope, including banks, finance companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate investment firms, corporate clients and high net-worth individuals. The firm’s practice areas include domestic and cross-border financings, litigation and alternative dispute resolutions, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, and trusts and estates.


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