Mike McGovern is a Partner with Reiter, Brunel & Dunn, 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, tax planning and structuring, tax controversy and disputes, 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, fin tech, bio tech, 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 financial investment institution 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 hiking, kickboxing, golfing, and playing tennis.

  • Georgetown University, Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) (highest honors)
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.) (magna cum laude)
  • University of Maryland, B.A. (with honors)
  • Technology Agreements
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Counseling
  • Corporate Finance & Corporate TransactionsInternational
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Entity Formation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • American Bar Association, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
  • Austin Bar Association, Business, Corporate, and Tax Section
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Division
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Hedge Fund Group (HFG) Association: Alternative Investments, CTA Funds, and Funds of Funds
  • American Inns of Court – William J. Holloway, Jr. Inn, Former Student Member
  • Super Lawyers 2019 & 2020
  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Award 2015-2019
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Corporate Law Award 2011
  • Represent domestic and foreign companies, funds, and investors in private placement transactions ranging from $200 thousand to $50 million, and in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions with transaction values of to $120 million, involving parties based in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Australia, China, Spain, Canada, and Mexico centered primarily in the technology, consumer products, real estate, hospitality, and financial products and investments industries
  • Principal outside corporate counsel and securities counsel for public and private companies, including periodic reporting and corporate governance, as well as Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C private placements
  • Represent start-ups and emerging business companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of corporate and securities law, equity and debt capital raising and financing, and exit strategy
  • Represent national $50 million commercial real estate fund
  • Represented privately-held international telecommunications company acquire a direct competitor through an equity purchase for $120 million through the use of a secured credit facility provided by Goldman Sachs, including a reorganization of the corporate structure, and later represented client in refinancing credit facility with more favorable terms with competing financial institution
  • Represented privately-held international ecommerce and telecommunications company in credit facility upsize to $100 million
  • Represented insurance-based assets private equity blind pool fund raise $25 million in a Regulation D exempt private placement
  • Represented national lumber treatment manufacturer and distributor expand operations to Europe with a Spanish venturer, including complete reorganization of corporate structure of the company, formation of Spanish entity, and preparation of requisite intellectual property license agreements
  • Represented hospitality group in purchase of hotel designated as historic property for $12 million funded with combination of cash and secured debt bank financing
  • Represented national cookie retailer and delivery service raise $14 million in Series C equity financing in a private placement, including a series of subsidiary mergers and conversions, and existing subsidiary investor redemptions
  • Represent regional commercial real estate developer in leveraged, multi-tiered real estate fund
  • Represented regional dry cleaner retailer raise $3 million in Series A equity and mezzanine debt financing
  • Represented national privately-held cleaning products manufacturer raise $1.5 million in Series A equity financing
  • Represented privately-held regional beverage manufacturer, distributor, and retailer obtain $2.8 million in Series A equity financing from an institutional investor, including a complete reorganization of the corporate structure of the company
  • Represented insurance-based assets private equity blind pool fund raise $1 million in follow-on Series B equity financing, and later raise $15 million in Series C equity financing
  • Represented owners of privately-held regional landscaping company sell their ownership interests to a direct competitor through an asset purchase for $600 thousand
  • Represented international oil and gas drilling equipment, parts, and machinery manufacturer in asset sale to an international oil and gas conglomerate for $31 million
  • Represented international telecommunications company acquire emerging competitor company in an equity purchase for $2.6 million
  • Represented regional firearms dealer, manufacturer, and shooting range raise $8 million in Series A debt and equity financing in a private placement
  • Represented national nutrition food products manufacturer and distributor raise $3 million in Series C round equity financing from an institutional investor
  • Represented real estate-based assets private equity semi-blind pool fund raise $2.5 million in private placement
  • Represented emerging alcoholic beverage company raise $1.5 million in Series A equity financing through a private placement
  • Represented ecommerce and video technology company raise $250 thousand through Series B private placement through the issuance of convertible notes
  • Represented international privately-held, internet-based golf tee time reservations company in exit transaction through an asset sale for $16 million
  • Represented travel website and social networking applications developer raise $1.2 million in Series A debt financing through the sale of convertible notes
  • Represented local hospitality and restaurant group raise $2 million in Series A equity financing
  • Represented privately-held Australian ecommerce and software developer domesticate in the United States and upfit contracts and license agreements to conform to U.S. law
  • Represented privately-held Mexico technology and apps development company domesticate in the United States
  • Represented clothing manufacturer in internal director and officer breach of fiduciary duty investigation
  • Represented European international communications and marketing company establish subsidiary in United States to conduct U.S. operations and prepare customer, independent contractor, and employment agreements
  • Represented privately-held Denmark ecommerce and technology-based education company domesticate in the United States