Michael "Mike" Cummings advises private investment funds and investment advisers on a broad array of issues, including regulatory compliance, fund structuring and ongoing operations. He works extensively with non-U.S. investment firms located throughout Europe, Asia and Australia on U.S. securities and compliance matters. Mike also assists investors and companies in connection with the preparation and filing of SEC periodic reports and disclosures.
In addition to his securities matters, Mike represents clients in corporate matters, including reorganizations; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; debt and equity financings; venture capital transactions; corporate governance and joint ventures. He also has experience representing commercial banks and mezzanine lenders in various financing transactions.
Mike served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stuart D. Bear of the Connecticut Appellate Court and to the judges of the Complex Litigation Docket of the Connecticut Superior Court. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Represented a Melbourne, Australia-based private equity fund manager with the formation of a Cayman Islands domiciled private equity fund investing primarily in natural resource and mining companies; advised the client on the negotiation of side letter agreements with a U.S.-based fund of funds investor group and other U.S. institutional investors
Represent a fund manager with the formation of two structured credit funds organized as "mini-master" funds and investing principally in asset-backed, residential mortgage-backed, commercial mortgage-backed and collateralized debt obligation securities
Represent a Sydney, Australia-based investment manager with the launch of a hedge fund organized as a Cayman Islands segregated portfolio company along with the periodic launch of several portfolios, and a U.S. feeder fund
Represented a medical device and therapeutics company with a Series A Preferred Stock financing, which included the preparation of a private placement memorandum, subscription, escrow, registration rights and stockholders rights agreements, employment agreements, indemnification agreements and other transaction documents; also assisted in the negotiation of the terms of a placement agency agreement, M&A finders and right of first refusal agreement with the exclusive placement agent