Michael L. Owen - Perkins Coie LLP

Michael L. Owen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 312-324-8400

Michael L. Owen, a partner with the firm's Business practice, is engaged in a wide variety of debt finance transactions for banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, and public and closely-held companies. His practice includes acquisition finance; private-equity-backed leveraged buyouts and dividend recaps; first lien and second lien deals; mezzanine and subordinated debt transactions; structured loan participations; and distressed debt acquisition. He also works on equity co-investments, warrants and convertible notes.

In addition, Mike negotiates debt and equity restructurings, and guides the workout of troubled loans.  He advises clients on the practical application of complex inter-creditor arrangements, and the impact of bankruptcy as a last resort.  He handles foreclosures and receiverships, and is experienced in the repossession, operation and ultimate resale of business assets. 

Mike has a special focus on the media and telecommunications industry, in transactions involving radio and television broadcasters; media buyers; outdoor advertising companies; publishers; content providers; media related service businesses; cable television operators; security alarm monitoring companies; and voice and data transmission, exchange and hosting businesses.

Mike also represents clients in franchise and health care financings, and in commercial real estate finance, acquisition and development.

Northwestern UniversityBA Indiana University School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Mike Owen is an extremely conscientious and creative attorney. He has represented me for nearly ten years on several matters and I have always been pleased with his work. Mike looks for solutions to contentious issues, always focused on his client's best interests. I have recommended Mike to my clients and they have been extremely pleased with his work as well."

-Charles Dreifus
Managing Member
Charles J. Dreifus & Associates

Office Location

131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603-5559
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law