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  Michael J. Burwick
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Michael J. Burwick is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Boston office.  He brings a quarter century of experience in securities law including significant regulatory, transactional, and litigation experience.  He has a proven track record of working with stake holders in the financial services arena that include investment advisers, brokers and dealers, pooled investment vehicles and private sponsors of securities sold pursuant to Regulation D.  As a law firm attorney, he has served financial firms of varying sizes and companies that are based in New England, California, the Midwest, and many points in between.  He has also served as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Due Diligence Officer as well as General Counsel to several broker-dealers and registered investment advisers.

Mr. Burwick’s securities practice has three distinct components to it – regulatory, transactional, and litigation.  From a regulatory perspective, he possesses significant expertise in navigating the rules and regulations promulgated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  From a transactional perspective, he works closely with clients in his review of various offering and other documents to ensure compliance with these rules and regulations.  And from a litigation perspective, he is poised to defend the rights of his clients and their representatives in adversarial proceedings. 

In addition to his securities practice, Mr. Burwick does some non-securities-related business and taxation work on a case-by-case basis.  In that capacity, he has negotiated more than $30 million in commercial contracts for a national construction client.  He has represented a life sciences executive in her pre-merger separation from her longtime employer that included novel issues relating to stock options, valuation of same, and other issues.  He has represented a Connecticut-based corporation in its disposition of a prime piece of investment grade real estate in New Haven from corporate governance and tax minimization perspectives.  And he has been successful in leveraging his experience as an attorney in the U.S. House of Representatives with respect to government affairs matters on behalf of his various clients.

Mr. Burwick is a member of the State Bars of Florida and The District of Columbia and he is a candidate for admission on motion to the Massachusetts State Bar.  He is also a member of the Federal Bars of the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and the United States Tax Court.  He holds leadership positions in various philanthropies including Autism Speaks and The New England Center for Children.

In his free time, Mr. Burwick enjoys sailing, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities as well as photography, writing, and spending time with his wife, Nicole, and their three children.

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