Michael J. Funk

Biography

Mike Funk focuses his practice in the areas of commercial transactions, corporate law, commercial and government contracts, and real estate. Mike advises start-up and emerging clients in various matters, including raising capital and private placement of securities. As the former general counsel of a DOW-30 technology company’s subsidiary, he has a particular understanding of the necessity of outside counsel truly knowing and being invested in a client and its business. Mike finds creative and effective solutions to client’s problems – often utilizing problem-solving skills and techniques from his education and background in product design.

Representative Experience

  • When a client’s in-house counsel departed on short notice, Mike’s familiarity and relationships with the client permitted him to step in and fill the void as lead on essentially all legal matters on a long-term basis until new in-house counsel was hired and trained
  • Led a client’s multi-million dollar acquisition of a business with operations in four locations; Legal tasks performed included organization of the buyer entity, significant due diligence, negotiation and documentation for the acquisition of personal property and lease of facilities, negotiation of financing, representation before governmental authorities regarding regulatory compliance, zoning, and licensing, and negotiation of commercial agreements with customers
  • Advised and assisted commercial real estate developer in various real estate and contractual matters, including the sale of individual retail lots, the sale of an entire retail development, financing matters, regulatory issues, leasing, and landlord/tenant issues
  • Represented client with respect to numerous federal, state, and local government contracts with values in the hundreds of millions of dollars; Services provided included initial review of solicitations/RFPs/RFQs, preparation of proposals and quotes, negotiation and drafting of resulting contracts and subcontracts, and resolution of post-award issues with contracting parties and contact management/audit authorities
  • Conducted extensive review and rewrite of client’s standard forms for sales of goods and services, including standard terms and conditions of sale, purchase orders, order acknowledgments, equipment leases, etc.
  • Regular representation of clients in negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts for the purchase, sale, and leasing of goods and services; Experience includes attention to related matters such as import/export matters (including export controls), tax issues, etc.

Licensed In

  • Illinois
  • West Virginia

Education

  • J.D. William & Mary Law School
  • M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A. Southern Illinois University

Memberships

  • Member, Crowdfunding Professional Association
  • Fundraising Event Committee Member, Panhandle Home Health, Inc.
  • Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Bar Association Administrative Law Review (College of William & Mary)
  • Order of the Coif (College of William & Mary)

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