A practical and experienced transactional attorney, Michael Rennock’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and various private equity and venture capital transactions. He represents acquirers, sellers, boards of directors and board committees, as well as issuers and investors.
Michael regularly advises buyers and sellers in both public and private mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, and other dispositions. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in IPOs and secondary offerings, high-yield and convertible debt financings, and Rule 144A and Reg S offerings. He also works on other sophisticated transactions such as recapitalizations, joint ventures, spinoffs, secured and unsecured borrowings, and project financings.
Michael advises public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, wireless communications, electronic data transmission, defense, retail, healthcare, child care, banking, energy, and transportation regarding their financial and transactional needs.
- New York
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1985, with honors, Duke Law Journal
- B.A., Harvard University, 1981, with honors
Areas of Practice
- Represented Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems, in its acquisition by The Boeing Corporation in a merger transaction.
- Represented Raytheon Corp. in the negotiation, amendment and restatement of a joint venture agreement with Thales S.A., a leading French defense contractor.
- Represented Castleton Commodities Inc. in its acquisition of the power generation assets of Ingenco Distributed Energy in a stock purchase transaction.
- Represented Coach USA, Inc. as the successful bidder in the acquisition of the bus assets of Coach America Holdings, Inc. in an auction under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- Represented IVANS, Inc. in its sale to two private equity buyers through separate merger and asset sale transactions for aggregate consideration of over $300 million.
- Represented the Special Committee of the Board of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. in the auction and sale of L-1 in two parts to Safran SA, a French technology group, in a merger transaction and to BAE Systems, a British intelligence services business, in an asset sale transaction, for total consideration of $1.6 billion.
News & Publications
- New York State Bar
- City of New York Bar