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Michael J. Radin


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Michael is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate groups who works extensively with clients in connection with their corporate, real estate, finance and intellectual property and distribution matters.

In the area of corporate and finance, Michael's expertise includes debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, entity governance, buy-sell arrangements, incentive programs and joint ventures. In the distribution arena, Michael represents suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, franchisors and franchisees on a full range of business matters. Michael also helps clients manage and monetize their intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets, through licensing, outsourcing and sale/acquisition. Additionally, Michael counsels extensively on matters involving covenants not to compete. All of Michael’s work is driven by a keen appreciation of the financial and operational impacts that every transaction brings to his clients’ businesses.

In connection with real estate, Michael works extensively with the acquisition, financing, leasing, and dispositions of real estate. His clients are active in retail, hospitality, office and industrial projects.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of the acquirer in an acquisition of an outdoor advertising media company.  Also counseled this client in connection with the later sale and spin of a product distribution business that was excluded from the acquisition of the parent media company.
  • Assisted a software developer/services company in retaining the servicing of a large medical practice group in connection with the hospital implementation of a highly controlled database.
  • Assisted in the closing and packaging of multiple asset type commercial mortgages for CMBS syndications and sales of multiple tranches of securities from pools.
  • Representation of a developer with obtaining $22,000,000 of debt financing and hedge for a historical tax-credit assisted re-development of an apartment complex, including the modifications made to the related party credit lines.
  • Structured and managed a long-term ground lease and option (through multiple rounds of financing) to permit redevelopment of a highly visible, mixed-use property, including representation through the structural risks presented by credit challenges of owner/landlord.
  • Representation of a plastics manufacturer in a long-term, exclusive supply arrangement with associated university research project and with the intellectual property management involving a proprietary supply chain technology.  Also included managing appropriate response in the face of customer break-out, and proper handling for off-shoring of retired tooling.
  • Recapitalization of a service firm to compartmentalize the growth assets in anticipation of the future sale of a portion of the underlying business. 
  • Advised client regarding compliance and structure of both brand management and lead generation arrangements for differing goods and services in multiple channels.


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts Bar
  • California Bar
  • Rhode Island Bar


  • B.A., magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1984
  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1987

Publications & Presentations

Michael Radin was the featured presenter at the November 17 meeting of the M&A Club Boston, a business and professional networking group focused on various aspects of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance. Michael spoke on “Critical Terms in Vendor Agreements.”

In May, 2014 Michael led an interactive presentation for 40 franchisee owners regarding critical steps for liability protection and long-term corporate planning. The presentation was coordinated by a franchise purchasing cooperative as part of its efforts to educate franchise owners on “best practices.” Among the topics Michael covered were the importance of good corporate governance (particularly with investors), respecting entity separateness, the primary roles for insurance protection, business succession, and preparing a franchise business for sale.

In August 2012, Michael was a panelist that analyzed Planning Your Exit Strategy and Maximizing Shareholder Value. The panel was held at the annual American Bar Association Business Committee meeting in Chicago, hosted by the Committee on Middle Market and Small Business. The panel focused on the principal steps and issues to be considered in planning for and executing the sale of a substantial privately-owned business to a third party. The panel included an investment banking, tax and international m&a experts.

In April 2012, Michael Radin spoke at a panel discussion at the annual IAMERS meeting in the Bahamas. The panel addressed critical valuation issues in sales of privately held businesses. Michael lead a panel discussion on the role of letters of intent play as vital documents in the transition from planning to execution. This was a follow-up presentation to one Michael gave the same group the prior year. In the prior panel, Michael lead the discussion focusing on the top contractual issues owners need to consider in advance of selling their businesses.

"Clean Tech Open," Mentor, 2010, 2011, 2012

"Cleaning Franchisees Held to be Employees in Massachusetts," The Franchise Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 3, Summer 2010

"Overview of Massachusetts Data Security Laws," Newmarket Business Association, April 12, 2010 

"The Business of Franchising and the US Approach," MBA Program Seminar at Johnson & Wales University International Hotel School  (Providence, RI), February, 2010

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update May 2009

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update May 2008

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update March 2008

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update January 2008

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update November 2007

NEFA Quarterly Meeting: Legal and Legislative Update September 2007

"Document Retention Policies," IAMERS 2006 Annual Meeting

Co-author, "Liquidated Damages: Protecting Your Franchise's Good Name," Hotel Business Review - October 2006

Co-author, "Strategies for Brand Protection During Retraction," Hotel Business Review - August 2006

"Exit Planning Strategies for Closely Held Businesses," SBANE, October 2006

"Licensing Issues for RFID System Deployments," MIT Enterprise Forum - RFID SIG - December 2006 and June 2005

"The Role of Good Faith in the Duties of Directors," Massachusetts Bar Association Annual Meeting 2005

Editor - ABA Trade Secrets Handbook - 2000

Asset Based Secured Lending - Mass Banking Institute - 1998

Corporate Aspects of Real Estate Transactions - Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education 1997

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