Wythe Michael focuses his practice primarily on the legal issues facing owners of closely held companies. Often acting as an outside “general counsel,” Wythe provides practical solutions to legal issues by working with company management to understand and implement their business strategy. Wythe also regularly works with medical, dental, veterinarian, and other professional service firms and understands the unique issues impacting these firms and their owners.
Wythe regularly assists growing companies on such issues as business formation and structuring; capital needs, including private securities offerings, venture capital and “angel” financing; buy-sell agreements; mergers and acquisitions; succession planning; and personal estate planning. He also assists businesses on a wide range of day-to-day issues including employment and consulting agreements; service agreements; real estate leases; joint venture agreements; sales, marketing and production agreements; non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements; and employee ownership and incentive plans.
Wythe also represents regional and national clients in structuring various types of private securities offerings, including offerings by operating companies seeking initial seed capital, offerings by private investment funds and offerings by real estate sponsors.