Michael L. Lawhead

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Costa Mesa
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Los Angeles
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Overview

Mike Lawhead is a partner in the firm's Business Group. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. His practice focuses on public and private equity and debt offerings, representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents and investment funds in myriad industries, including life sciences, healthcare and software. Mike represents public and private companies, for which he serves as outside general counsel, in general corporate and securities matters, including SEC reporting and compliance, Nasdaq and NYSE listing and compliance, corporate governance, investor relations and executive compensation. He has also worked on numerous public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions, representing both acquirers and target companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms.

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Capital Markets
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed biopharmaceutical company in its $329.3 million underwritten public offering of common stock.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a privately-held specialty pharmacy care company in its merger with a private-equity backed pharmacy management and software company.
Venture Capital
  • Represent multiple healthcare-focused investment funds in private placement offerings of equity and debt.
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Experience

Capital Markets
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed biopharmaceutical company in its $329.3 million underwritten public offering of common stock.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed biopharmaceutical company in its $143.8 million underwritten public follow-on offering of common stock.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in its $110 million underwritten public offering of convertible senior notes.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in its $75 million underwritten public offering of convertible senior notes.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in multiple underwritten public offerings and private placement (PIPE) offerings of common stock.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company in multiple underwritten public offerings of common stock.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company in its initial public offering of common stock.
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represented a privately-held specialty pharmacy care company in its merger with a private-equity backed pharmacy management and software company.
  • Represented a privately-held digital health company in its merger with a Nasdaq-listed healthcare improvement company.
  • Represented a privately-held biopharmaceutical company in its merger with a Nasdaq-listed biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in its merger with a Nasdaq-listed medical device company.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed medical device company in its acquisition of a privately-held medical device company.
Venture Capital
  • Represent multiple healthcare-focused investment funds in private placement offerings of equity and debt.
  • Represent multiple privately-held companies in private placement offerings of equity and debt.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Community

  • St. Mary’s An IB World School: Board of Trustees
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law: Guest Lecturer, Legal Aspects of Venture Capital Transactions
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law: Guest Lecturer, Legal Aspects of Venture Capital Transactions
  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2004, cum laude
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996