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He possesses a business background, so he really understands his clients' needs... very balanced, with practical legal approaches to the issues.

- Chambers USA 2021-2022

Michael Keyes is a Shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Department. He is member of the Firm's Board of Directors and serves on the Firm's Hiring Committee. Michael's clients include large public companies traded on the NYSE as well as privately-held companies. He is experienced with public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and spin-offs. Michael works on complex, significant transactions, both in the U.S. and cross border transactions involving cutting edge Life Science businesses. He also counsels clients with respect to compliance and heightened corporate governance issues arising out of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He has served as Issuer's counsel in connection with offerings of equity, debt, and trust-preferred securities in public, private, and 144A offerings.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Children's Home Society of South Florida, Past Board Member


  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A Recognized Practitioner, 2018-2020; Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (South Florida), 2022-Present
  • International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000), Highly Regarded – Florida, M&A, 2019-Present
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell