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Michael R. Psathas Associate

New York, NY | Direct 212.868.4833
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Mike Psathas has a diverse transactional practice which includes advising clients in mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, divestitures, franchising, and securities offerings including private placements and equity crowdfunding. In addition, Mike has substantial experience forming and structuring business entities on behalf of his clients in a variety of industries and routinely negotiates and drafts stockholders’ agreements and LLC agreements.   

Mike also represents both issuers and investors in venture capital financings. In this regard, he regularly advises clients with respect to stock purchase agreements, voting agreements, investors’ rights agreements, indemnification agreements, and right of first refusal agreements. 

In addition, Mike represents clients as outside counsel with respect to corporate governance, general contract matters, and regulatory issues.  During his career, Mike has represented individual entrepreneurs and early stage companies as well as private equity funds, financial institutions and multinational companies. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented a data analytics company that provides proprietary consumer intelligence to major luxury brands in its sale to a global communications agency.

  • Represented the strategic investment arm of a life and disability insurer in connection with an investment in a special purpose acquisition vehicle which acquired a controlling interest in a provider of trade credit risk management technology solutions
  • Assisted client in providing a secured, tranched bridge loan to a SaaS-based technology company delivering online and mobile interactive health management platforms
  • Counseled the strategic investment arm of a life and disability insurer through a Series C preferred equity round for a co-working space company


Practice areas

Bar and Court Admissions

New York

New Jersey


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 2009

Lehigh University, BA, summa cum laude, 2006

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Oxford University, 2005 (visiting student)


Lehigh Lawyers Association, Board of Directors

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