Corporate Finance Partner Michael Kelley Joins Arent Fox
“Michael is a leading practitioner in corporate securities and finance,” said Corporate & Securities leader Steven A. Cohen. “His experience advising US and international private equity investment funds, hedge and venture capital funds, and mezzanine investment funds will be a great asset to our clients operating in the finance and real estate markets.”
Mr. Kelley joins Arent Fox from Akerman LLP, where he worked closely with institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and development-focused financial institutions. His international focus includes 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.
Mr. Kelley has written, lectured on, and spoken extensively about the legal finance industry, deal structuring, and best practices. He arbitrates and mediates both US and international disputes involving complex financial and trade disputes and he has served as general counsel for multiple Latin American-based investment firms.
Arent Fox’s Corporate & Securities group is internationally recognized for providing a wide range of counsel, from advising on private and public offerings of equity and debt and other capital markets transactions, to highly complex mergers involving multinational companies and investments, acquisitions, and dispositions by mid-market and smaller private equity funds.