Michael E. Slipsky 

University of North Carolina, JD, 2004, cum laude

Order of the Coif

Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review

University of Utah, BS, 2001, cum laude

Phi Kappa Phi

Professional and Community Activities

North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP), Committee member

Boomerang Youth, Inc., Chair, Corporate Governance Committee

North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Law-Related Education Committee, Co-chair, 2008 - 2009

North Carolina Bar Association, Co-chair, “Participate” Working Group of the 4All Task Force, 2007 - 2008

Wake County Bar Association

Notable Accomplishments
Jurisdictions Licensed
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601t: 919.783.2851|
P.O. Box 1801, Raleigh, NC 27602-1801f: 919.783.1075|

Mike is an attorney in the Business Organizations group and has practiced with the firm since 2005. Mike focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for companies across a broad range of industries. He represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He also counsels clients on a variety of privacy and information security matters, including HIPAA compliance and data breach prevention and responses. Additionally, Mike advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate reorganizations and restructurings, commercial contracts, corporate governance, the formation and maintenance of business entities, and securities offerings. Prior to joining the firm, Mike practiced with Dechert LLP in its Philadelphia office.

Representative Experience

  • Represented seller in an $18.5 million asset sale and equity rollover of a strategic communications agency
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a North American Soccer League franchise
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in a worldwide license to a global pharmaceutical company of a biomarker for the risk of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Represented a vaccine developer in a Series B Preferred Stock Offering
  • Represented seller in a $110 million strategic acquisition of a consumer electronics company
  • Represented seller in a $21 million asset sale of a sporting goods manufacturer
  • Represented seller in a $5.8 million asset sale of an industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler
  • Represented seller in a $29.6 million strategic acquisition of a medical practice
  • Represented a multi-national corporation in a $750 million private placement and exchange offer of corporate debt

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Prior Legal Experience

Prior to joining Poyner Spruill, Mike was an Associate with Dechert LLP in Philadelphia from 2004 to 2005.
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