Venture Partner | Technology & Digital Media
Michael has significant experience as a senior venture/funds formation attorney, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur in the technology and digital media industries.
He is currently a Partner at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt focused on venture capital and emerging companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Michael practiced for eight years as a senior attorney in the Private Equity and Private Investments Funds practice groups of Proskauer Rose LLP. Michael handles a wide variety of corporate matters including domestic and international venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge funds formations, mergers and acquisitions, venture investments, financings and dispositions, corporate restructurings, new business formation, startup advisory and joint-venture transactions. Michael has represented a number of venture funds/private equity funds and portfolio companies. Notable venture funds/investment teams include RRE Ventures, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Baker Capital, Halo Ventures and Lux Capital. Notable portfolio companies include aSmallWorld, Exosome Diagnostics, MediaNet, Legacy Direct and Passlogix. As a former venture capitalist for Divine Interventures and Sandbox Industries, Michael led early-stage investments for a three year period for investments in over 53 countries. In 2015, Micheal co-founded Redbadge’s first regional office in Seoul, Korea.
Michael graduated with a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University, an MS degree in Software Engineering and Database Design from Depaul University and a BS degree from the University of Chicago