S. Michael Dunn

Austin, TX



Mike has been practicing with Reiter, Brunel & Dunn, PLLC since January 2004.

He represents privately-held companies and investors in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and financing projects, including preferred stock financings convertible note and similar “bridge” financings and debt financings. Many of Mike’s clients are companies with technology or process innovations that are potentially disruptive to, or that address under-served areas within, a particular industry.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mike spent 17 years as an attorney with three large law firms in Texas and California. He spent two years as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group in the Austin office of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (since merged into DLA Piper); ten years (six as a partner) in the Business & Technology Group of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison (defunct) in Austin and Orange County, CA; and five years as an associate with Paul, Hastings in Los Angeles.

Notable transactions which Mike has spearheaded during his tenure with the Firm include sell-side M&A for Strongroom Solutions (sold to AvidXchange), Fluence Bioengineering (sold to Osram Sylvania), Gazzang (sold to Cloudera), Intrinsity (sold to Apple), and Phurnace Software (sold to BMC), and venture capital and angel financings for Acessa Health (Austin), ESO Solutions (Austin), IQ-Analog (San Diego), Alkami Technology (Plano),  Virtuix (Austin), The GOOSE Society of Texas (Houston), and VUV Analytics (Cedar Park).

  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center. Member, Order of the Coif (1987) and Southern California Law Review (1986).
  • A.B., Stanford University, with distinction, in Economics (1985).
  • Venture Capital and Corporate Finance Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Debt Financings
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Equity Compensation and Option Plans
  • General Corporate and Commercial Contracts
  • Entity Formation