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.
The following represents selected experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented Prologis in its $5.9 billion acquisition of the real estate assets and operating platform of KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates; its acquisition of Catellus Development Corporation (estimated enterprise value of $5.5 billion as of the date of announcement); and the $1.7 billion acquisition of Keystone Property Trust via a partnership with four affiliates of investment funds managed by Eaton Vance Management.
Represented TransCanada in connection with its participation in the Alaska LNG Project; its $2.9 billion acquisition of the Ravenswood Power Generating Facility from National Grid; its $3.4 billion acquisition from El Paso Corporation of ANR Pipeline Company, ANR Storage Company, and an additional interest in Great Lakes Gas Transmission Limited Partnership; and its $1.7 billion acquisition of Gas Transmission Northwest Corporation, a subsidiary of National Energy & Gas Transmission.
Represented Dow AgroSciences in the sale of its Viking and ProFume businesses to Altamont Capital Partners and Douglas Products.
Represented Mitsui & Co. (USA) in its investment in Android Industries, a global automotive parts assembly and sequencing company.
Represented The Pritzker Group in its leveraged buyout of Entertainment Cruises.
Represented Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its buyout of two joint venture partners in Multigrain AG.
Represented Dobson Communications Corporation in the $2.8 billion sale of the company to AT&T.
Represented Starwood Capital Group Global in the €660 million sale of the Taittinger champagne and Domaine Carneros and BouvetLadubay wine and sparkling wine businesses.
Represented Chemtura in its merger with Great Lakes Chemical, in which Great Lakes Chemical became a subsidiary of Chemtura (estimated enterprise value of $1.8 billion as of the date of announcement).
Represented General Motors Corporation in the sale of its ElectroMotive Division (EMD) to an investor group led by Greenbriar Equity Group and Berkshire Partners.
Represented GE Real Estate in its sale of Security Capital Research & Management to Banc One Investment Advisors.
- 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)