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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 all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, business planning and organization, and business succession planning. Mike provides 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.

Mike often represents clients in partnership and joint venture agreements, licensing and contracting matters, shareholder agreements and arrangements, employment contracts, and stock plan design. Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities frequently turn to Mike for advice on formation and operational issues.

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 equity financing 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 telecommunications corporation in the sale of all of its assets to national utility company for $4,000,000.
  • 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.

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 private equity fund in a $2,000,000 debt and equity investment transaction.
  • Represented a Boston based "Angel" Fund in connection with its Series A private equity financing.

A leader in the legal and business communities, Mike is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Bar Associations, and is involved with the 128 Venture Forum, Merrimack Valley Venture Forum, and Restaurant and Business Alliance. Mike also supports the American Heart Association, serves on the Board of Governors of Temple Emanuel, and coaches junior soccer and baseball in North Andover.

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

Experience

Experience

  • Catania Oils

    Nutter counsels a leading provider of conventional, Non-GMO Project verified and organic oil in all of its legal matters. 

  • Cedar's

    Nutter is general counsel to this family-owned national Middle Eastern food manufacturer and distributor for all of its legal needs and issues.

  • DiLuigi Foods

    We advise this leading provider of certified quality meats with respect to all of its legal needs.

  • Flatbread Company

    Nutter represents this restaurant chain with all of its day-to-day legal matters.

  • Ipswich Maritime Products

    We provide legal counsel to this New England-based retailer of fresh and frozen seafood.

  • JSB Industries

    Nutter advises this family-owned national provider of baking products on all of its legal needs.

  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

    Nutter is proud to represent this restaurant chain with all of its legal needs.

  • Muffin Town

    Nutter advises this family-owned national provider of baking products on all of its legal needs.

  • MultiGrains Bakery

    Nutter serves as general counsel to this privately held, state-of-the-art baking manufacturer.

  • Tuscan Kitchen

    Nutter is general counsel to Tuscan Brands, including all of the Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market locations.

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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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