Michael J. "Mick" Cochran serves as Dentons' US Corporate practice group leader. Mick is highly experienced in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and distress transactions. His core practice involves representing buyers, sellers and financiers in their investing activities and financing needs. He also acts as a strategic advisor to clients with respect to a variety of financial, business and legal issues. Mick's transactional experience includes representing clients in regulated industries.
Mick’s experience crosses a number of industries including life sciences and biotechnology, financial services, health care, industrial services, telecommunications, home furnishings, home textiles, and media. He has served on the board of directors of companies in the telecommunications and multi-media industries (PTV Holdings and First Call Wireless), home furnishings (Lanscott-Arlen Fabrics) and industrial services (IMS Group). His clients range in size from early stage companies to large multi-national corporations.
Mick’s private equity and hedge fund practice focuses on fund formation, growth equity, management buyouts, recapitalizations and spinouts.
Mick represents both companies and financial investors in the life sciences industry. His work includes M&A, collaboration agreements, joint ventures, licensing agreements, capital raising and supply agreements.
Mick also has experience in representing financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks in connection with debt and equity financings. He has particular experience representing non-bank lenders in their lending activities, including through the provision of subordinated capital and mezzanine financings.
Finally, Mick actively represents troubled companies and their capital providers in complex, distressed financial transactions. He also provides corporate advice to boards of directors and financial advisors in non-judicially supervised workouts.
Mick is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading Corporate/M&A lawyers in Georgia. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 for his M&A work.