Mike Murray has advised clients on M&A deals, joint ventures, licensing agreements, and other complex commercial transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $50 billion. He represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in domestic and cross-border stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, and strategic alliances. He also advises companies, boards, and board committees on governance issues and other corporate matters.
Mike has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, automotive, chemicals, education, energy, medical device, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate, and technology. He has led domestic and cross-border M&A transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to multibillion dollars. He also has advised clients on strategic commercial matters such as license and technology agreements, supply and distribution agreements, joint ventures, and other collaborative arrangements.
Mike passed the certified public accountant (CPA) examination and worked for a leading international accounting firm prior to attending law school.
Mike is an active participant in the Chicago community. He was selected to the 2013 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), an intensive year-long leadership program in which a small number of business, public, and civic leaders participate each year, and he continues to participate as a Fellow in the LGC Fellows Association. He has been a mentor and participant in the Other Side of the Green, a program sponsored by the Kids' Golf Foundation of Illinois. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.
- DePaul University (J.D. with honors 1997; Order of the Coif; Article and Note Editor, DePaul Law Review); Northern Illinois University (B.S. cum laude 1994)
Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers every year since 2009
Named as a "leading lawyer" by the Leading Lawyers Network in three categories (mergers & acquisitions law, corporate finance law, and securities & venture finance law)