Michael Gurion assists businesses with their critical transactions, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, as well as the structuring and negotiation of licensing arrangements and other strategic partnerships. He also advises private equity and venture capital funds with respect to fund formation, investments, acquisitions and exit transactions, and provides general corporate guidance. He has had significant representations for technology and new media clients, as well as manufacturing, distribution, natural resources and financial services companies.

In his legal practice, Michael leverages his previous experience in the financial services and technology sectors. Before joining Sutherland, he was an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch, first with the Mergers & Acquisitions team, and later as part of the Strategic Advisory Group which had responsibility for directing the bank’s own M&A strategy. He later served as Director of Business Development for Law.com, a digital media and software company focusing on the legal market, where he negotiated several corporate acquisitions, structured multiple licensing and strategic partnerships for different business units, oversaw the development of new online product offerings, and marketed ancillary products for The Recorder, American Lawyer Media’s daily California newspaper.

Selected Experience

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Business and Technology Law Sections, Georgia Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, American Israeli Chamber of Commerce
Member, Southern Capital Forum
Volunteer, Truancy Intervention Project
Member, Atlanta Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth
Member, MIT Enterprise Forum

  • J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., with high distinction, University of Michigan
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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