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.
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.
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