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Michael E. Kushnir

Partner / Boston

Overview

Michael E. Kushnir is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. He has extensive experience in representing public and private companies in complex transactions and general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions, business planning and organization, and business succession planning. Mike regularly acts as outside general legal counsel to early stage and mature companies in a broad range of industries, including technology, software, food service and hospitality, manufacturing, retailing, and professional services.

Corporate Notable Experience

  • Regularly represents national and local food manufacturers, co-packers, and distributors as their external general counsel.

Mergers and Acquisitions Notable Experience:

  • Represented privately held specialty food manufacturer in the sale of all of its assets for $150,000,000.
  • Represented national tradeshow logistics company in a $120,000,000 merger and recapitalization of the company.
  • Represented privately held clothing manufacturer in the sale of all of its assets for $25,000,000.
  • Represented a privately held electronic parts manufacturer in the sale of all of its assets to a publicly traded company corporation for $17,000,000.
  • Represented privately held massage chair vending business in the sale of all of its assets for $16,500,000.
  • Represented privately held diagnostic product manufacturer in the sale of all of its assets for $13,500,000.
  • Represented privately held advertising and marketing corporation in the sale of its stock to publicly-traded corporation for $13,000,000.
  • Represented publicly-traded software corporation in the sale of all of its assets to publicly-traded corporation for $11,000,000.
  • Represented a privately held specialty food manufacturer and distributor in the sale of all of its assets for $8,000,000.
  • Represented privately held chain of daycare centers in the sale of all of its assets for $5,500,000.
  • Represented privately held specialty food services corporation in the acquisition of all of the assets of a competitive specialty food service corporation for $3,500,000.
  • Represented a private investor group in the acquisition of a multi-unit restaurant chain located throughout the Northeast.
  • Represented a venture backed privately held security technology company in the acquisition of multiple competitors.
  • Represented privately held operator of turn-key, workforce housing camps and accommodation solutions in the sale of all its equity securities for $600,000,000.
  • Represented privately held sales and marketing company serving the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, personal care, biotech, and industrial markets of North America in the sale of all of its equity securities for $105,000,000.
  • Represented privately held healthcare logistics company in the sale of all of its assets for $30,000,000.
  • Represented privately held fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure service providers in the sale of all of its equity securities for $45,000,000.
  • Represented one of the largest Planet Fitness franchisees in the sale of all of its assets for $30,000,000, as well as in several strategic acquisitions.
  • Represented privately held provider of freshly prepared, high quality meals for the business dining and education markets in the sale of all of its equity securities for $16,000,000.
  • Represented a publicly traded LED lighting company in several strategic acquisitions.

Venture Capital and Private Equity Notable Experience:

  • Represented privately held corporation in a $20,000,000 private debt and equity financing transaction.
  • Represented privately held corporation in a $15,000,000 private debt and equity financing transaction.
  • Represented privately held corporation in a $10,000,000 Series D private equity financing transaction.
  • Represented privately held corporation in a $6,500,000 private debt and equity financing transaction, and the refinancing of its existing debt and equity structure.
  • Represented a Boston based "Angel" Fund in connection with its Series A private equity financing.
  • Represented numerous private equity firms in the acquisition of several strategic acquisitions for their respective portfolio companies.

A leader in the legal and business communities, Mike is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Bar Associations. He is involved with the 128 Venture Forum, Merrimack Valley Venture Forum, and the Massachusetts Restaurant and Business Alliance.

Passionate about supporting the American Heart Association (AHA), Mike has been the top fundraiser in the Lawyers Have Heart 5K for the past three years. Mike regularly speaks on behalf of the AHA, and in 2009 he delivered the keynote address at the AHA’s New Hampshire heart gala. In addition, Mike has served on the Board of Governors of Temple Emanuel and has coached youth sports in North Andover.

Prior to joining Nutter, Mike was a partner in the Boston office of a prominent New England-based law firm.

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Education & Admissions

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
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