Corporate partner Michael Movsovich concentrates his practice on complex transactional matters for private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and publicly traded businesses, including leveraged buyouts, strategic M&A, joint ventures and equity recapitalizations, Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations, and related counseling. Michael’s practice touches a broad range of industries, including technology and business services, consumer, health care, financial services, distribution and retail.

Michael is an active member of multiple Firm management committees.

Representative Clients

Michael’s representative clients include Vestar Capital Partners, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, The Simply Good Foods Company, Bansk Group, Charlesbank Technology Opportunity Fund, Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp, Greenbriar Equity Partners and Tailwind Capital.

Michael’s pro bono clients include AIDS Center of Queens County, Korean K9 Rescue, Isaiah House and The American Kennel Club Museum.


Thought Leadership

Teaching and Lecturing

Moderator, "Panel on Large Cap Buyouts," 2022 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, April 1, 2022 

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law, 2018–present

Leader and Speaker, The Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, Teach-in series on private equity law, Winter 2020

Instructor, "Private Equity Bootcamp," University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 2015 and 2016

Moderator, Columbia Business School, PE & VC Conference, February 2016

Speaker, Harvard Business School, VCPE Panel, March 2016

Speaker, "Private Equity, LBOs, Venture Capital," Thomson Reuters' & The Florida Bar Business Law Section's Annual Federal Securities Institute, 2011–2015

Speaker, NYU Stern Private Equity Conference, Spring 2010

Speaker, Legal Aspects of Private Equity, The Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, 2009–2010

Memberships & Affiliations

The College of New Jersey Foundation, Board of Directors

Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, Deacon


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1993New York


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude1992

    Order of the Coif

    Moot Court Board

  • The College of New JerseyB.S.summa cum laude1986

    Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

    Blue Key National Honor Society

    Excellence in Finance