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Michael (“Mike”) McGovern is the Managing Partner of McGovern Law, PLLC, where his practice centers around corporate, securities, and tax law. He represents domestic and foreign startups, growth-stage companies, private equity, and real estate development funds, investors, and industry professionals in the areas of capital markets and private placements, venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds, funds of funds, corporate finance, real estate funds, tax planning, and structuring, tax controversy and disputes, employee equity plans and executive compensation, cross-border transactions, international corporate structures, general corporate counsel and corporate governance, and securities law and compliance. Mike works directly with his clients on transactions focused primarily in the tech, fintech, biotech, consumer package goods (CPG), CBD/cannabis, real estate, and financial and investment products industries, typically ranging in deal size from several hundred thousand dollars to well into the nine-figure range, and involving parties located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Mike began his career in the corporate, securities, and tax practice group at a nationally recognized firm. As he continued to refine his expertise, and in the pursuit of moving away from the massive, “big law” firm model, he relocated to Texas to practice at a local Austin, Texas firm dedicated to serving companies, investors, and industry professionals located in Austin and across the globe with a personal and attentive approach to client relationships, which has remained his style of practice ever since. During law school, he clerked for an international investment fund in Washington, D.C., and the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General. Before pursuing his legal career, Mike served as a Financial Advisor for a global financial institution.
He is a devoted father of two and enjoys spending his down time golfing, traveling, hiking, and playing pickleball.
Awards and Accreditations
Super Lawyers®- Rising Stars® 2019 - 2022
The Best Lawyers in America® 2024
The Business Law Section of The State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Tax Section
Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court