Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Michael Hurley counsels public and privately held clients and private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a broad range of business and legal concerns, with a focus on representing both buyers and sellers from a broad cross-section of industries in the merger, acquisition or sales process and assisting clients in accessing capital markets through angel- and venture-funding rounds.
Michael represents businesses on formation, governance, mergers, acquisitions and sales, and capital structuring arrangements. He provides counsel to private equity funds, public and private companies and investors in such funds and companies. This advice covers the full spectrum of business cycles – from start-up through maturation to exit strategies – and a broad range of industries, including information technology, health care, chemicals, construction, energy and consumer products.
Michael also serves as outside general counsel to a number of private companies where he advises on a wide variety of day-to-day matters, including commercial contract negotiation, implementation of privacy and cyber-security policies and procedures, corporate governance, organizational structuring, succession planning and ESOP transactions.
As part of Calfee’s Privacy & Data Security Group, Michael specializes in allocating transactional risks associated with data privacy and security protocols and policies, cross-jurisdiction data transfers and compliance with related laws and regulations.
A representative list of the public and privately held companies and private equity firms with which Michael works is:
Michael has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America "Ones To Watch" for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021-2022). He was also named to the Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars list from 2016-2021. He was named to the "Cincy Leading Lawyers" list by Cincy Magazine from 2018-2021.
Outside of the office, Michael is active in the community. He presents at seminars and has authored numerous publications.
Michael earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Cincinnati.
Michael joined Calfee’s Cincinnati office in 2014 and was elected Partner in 2019. Prior to joining Calfee, Michael worked at Blank Rome, LLP.