J. Michael Portillo

Special Counsel

Michael Portillo


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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in its $683 million acquisition by Elliot Advisors (UK) Limited
  • Represented Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE: ETRN) in its acquisition of EQGP Holdings, LP and its proposed simplification plan
  • Represented Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in its combination with its operating subsidiary Monitronics International, Inc. (d/b/a Brinks Home Security) in connection with Monitronics’ prepackaged restructuring
  • Represented EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) in divestitures of certain of its upstream and midstream Appalachian gas assets

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Represented multiple life sciences, technology, and energy companies in early stage venture capital financings and general corporate matters
  • Represented a venture capital fund in multiple early and late stage venture capital financings

Capital Markets

  • Represented Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP in its $430 million offering of senior notes
  • On-going counseling of public-traded companies on ’34 Act compliance and disclosure