Michael T. Mawhinney


Michael Mawhinney has a passion to help clients through all stages of the business life cycle. In his practice, Michael brings a fresh perspective and a passion for tech companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurial entities. His reliability, driven nature, and client-focused mindset make him an ideal choice for clients. Michael focuses his practice in the areas of business, wealth planning, taxation, emerging growth companies, and transactional work. Mawhinney approaches unique problems with an entrepreneurial mindset to find the best solutions for his clients.

Representative Experience

  • Formed C-Corporation in Delaware for tech startup focused on app development
  • Reviewed and provide NDA’s between investors and strategic partners for startup focused on surgical devices
  • Reviewed commercial contracts for tech startup focused on artificial intelligence-based infrastructure projects
  • Assisted startups with completing trademarks and patent applications
  • Drafted Professional Services Agreements for tech startups requiring assistance with software development
  • Converted Pennsylvania limited liability company to Delaware C-Corporation
  • Managed capitalization tables and stock option plans

Licensed In

  • Pennsylvania


  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.S. Carnegie Mellon University


  • CALI Awards: Securities Regulation, Business Planning, Partnership Taxations, Constitutional Law
  • Recipient, Robert Maxwell Debroff Prize

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