Michael J. Callahan

Special Counsel

Overview

Michael J. Callahan is special counsel corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He concentrates his practice in private equity and venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Callahan is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice.

Mr. Callahan represents companies in all stages of growth in a variety of corporate transactional matters, including corporate formation and governance, commercial transactions, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and private placements of securities. Mr. Callahan has also advised private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their investments in and ongoing relationships with their portfolio companies. In addition, Mr. Callahan has represented borrowers in numerous bank and other senior and mezzanine debt financings and related transactions.

Mr. Callahan’s mergers and acquisition experience includes both public and private company acquisitions, and complicated international and health care related transactions. On the venture and investment side, Mr. Callahan works with companies and funds in emerging growth areas including clean technology, digital media and software development.

Education

Mr. Callahan received his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2007), where he was a member of the Corporate and Business Law Society and a student member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University (B.S., 1999).

Admissions

Mr. Callahan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

Representative Matters

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Represented Digital Guardian, Inc. in its $30 million worth of corporate reorganization and financing
Acted as sole counsel to eZuce, Inc. on all legal issues. Foley initially advised the company with respect to its incorporation, capitalization, and initial fundraising, which fundraising was done through the use of convertible promissory notes. We drafted the notes and advised the company with respect to all aspects of their fundraising activity. The initial fundraising closed when the Turkish company Karel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. made a $1 million investment. The closing involved the sale of convertible promissory notes, common stock, and the negotiation of a term sheet for a future OEM agreement with Karel, covering the sale of eZuce products in Europe and Asia. Since the closing of the initial fundraising, have also advised the company with respect to its commercial agreements, reseller agreements, and OEM agreements. Foley also advises eZuce on all intellectual property matters in the United States and internationally.
Represented SavingStar (f/k/a SaveWave) in connection with its Series B equity financing.

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