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Mike Colo

Rocky Mount, NC t: 252.972.7105
Raleigh, NC t: 919.783.2910

Mike has more than 45 years of experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with complex mergers and acquisition transactions.


Mike has extensive expertise in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, contract drafting and interpretation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation and compliance under state and federal laws, municipal law, and utilities’ law. In addition, Mike represents North Carolina’s two joint municipal power agencies, North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and North Carolina Power Agency Number 1, as well as ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., a North Carolina joint municipal assistance agency. He serves as the primary attorney for these public power clients, acts as counsel to their Board of Directors and their respective Boards of Commissioners and has extensive involvement with all facets of their operations.

Areas of Focus

+Business Organizations & Transactions

  • Organization and Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Securities Regulation and Registration
  • Initial and Secondary Public Offerings
  • Proxy Statements, Solicitations and Contests
  • National Securities Exchanges Compliance
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Washington & Lee University, JD, 1970

University of North Carolina, BA, 1967

+Notable Accomplishments

Ranked among Law and Politics magazine’s North Carolina “Super Lawyer” (Securities and Corporate Finance), 2006

Recognized in Business North Carolina Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (Corporate Law), 2004 and 2005

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (Mergers and Acquisitions Law) 2014-2017, 2021, 2023, (Corporate Law), 2023

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