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Michael C. McLean

Of Counsel
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Corporate: Mr. McLean has represented corporations, partnerships and other entities in a variety of industries including metals, oil and gas, chemicals, media and publishing, investment management, industrial distribution, technology and manufacturing   in domestic and international business and securities transactions and provided counsel on corporate governance, securities, compliance and related matters.  He has represented corporations and underwriters in approximately 150 debt and equity offerings (including IPOs, carve-outs, spin-offs and exchange offers) as well as sponsors of venture capital funds and venture funds in equity and mezzanine debt investments.  He has represented parties in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, ESOP leveraged transactions and recapitalization transactions.  In addition, he has negotiated joint venture arrangements and strategic alliances.

Professional Background

Mr. McLean has also been an advisor to investors, boards of directors, special committees and management groups in numerous transactions, including securities transactions, leveraged buyouts, debt restructurings and acquisitions, takeovers, and joint ventures.

He also lectures on a variety of securities, transactional and corporate law topics and has served on a number of civic boards in the Pittsburgh area.  Mr. McLean is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers, and Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Allegheny Heart Institute, Board of Trustees
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School, Board of Advisors International Studies
  • University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Board of Visitors
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, former member Board of Trustees
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival, former chairman and member of Executive Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Acquisitions of Investment Management Businesses in the UK and the U.S., presented at Mergers & Acquisitions in the Investment Management Industry, by Stuart J. Borrie, Michael C. McLean. June 21, 2006, New York.
  • Speaker, Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors, Officers and Controlling Shareholders in an Acquisition or Sale Transaction, presented by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, March 2006, Pittsburgh
  • Speaker at the 10th Annual Investment Management Compliance Summit, presented by West Legalworks, September 2006, New York.
  • Speaker at the 9th Annual SEC Issues Update Seminar, New Environment, New Rules:  Meeting the Challenges, presented by Bowne of Cleveland, October 2005, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Speaker, Annual Forum, Mergers and Acquisitions, New SEC Rules Governing Takeovers and Shareholder Communications, presented by Insight Information Co., June 2000, New York.
  • Speaker, SEC Issues Update ’99, New Rules, Proposals and Guidance, presented by Glasser LegalWorks, November 1999, Cleveland and Detroit.