Michael Kelley is a partner in the Corporate and Securities group with more than 25 years’ experience in the formation, structuring, and issuance of securities by investment companies and investment funds.
His practice focuses on US and international private equity investment funds, hedge and venture capital funds, mezzanine investment funds, and impact investment funds. Michael’s international work experience includes international project finance, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, joint ventures and other financing transactions across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. He has also done significant work with venture philanthropy, structuring social enterprises and micro-financing transactions.
Michael is a leading practitioner in the legal finance asset class, having written, lectured and spoken extensively about litigation finance, deal structuring, and industry best practices. He has represented funders, funded companies, and law firms in over 60 legal investment transactions and five fund formations/restructurings for funds dedicated to legal finance.