Michael M Mannix

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Michael M. Mannix is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tysons office. He represents clients in IT, software, engineering, telecommunications, electronics, defense products, medical devices and other industries of which many are government contractors.

Mr. Mannix represents public and private companies and his practice emphasizes mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, securities offerings, as well as technology transactions. His seasoned approach to problem solving results in efficient delivery of legal assistance and permits seamless integration of other practice areas, including: HSR and antitrust, government contracts, intellectual property, tax, employee benefits, environmental, litigation and real property.

Mr. Mannix has represented acquirors and targets in a large number of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He is regularly involved in all phases of these transactions, including initial planning, structuring, negotiation and closing.

Mr. Mannix also counsels clients on a broad range of other corporate, securities and business related matters, including director's duties and responsibilities and other aspects of corporate governance, disclosure issues, corporate compliance matters and corporate finance transactions.

Mr. Mannix has been a frequent lecturer on matters involving mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate law and legal ethics and regularly speaks to industry groups in government contracting and other technology industries.

Listing of Representative Transactions in these Select Industries:

  • Government Contracting: Multiple acquisitions, divestitures and other sales in IT, healthcare, cyber, C4ISR, and data analytics, including numerous engagements for Computer Sciences Corporation, CSRA, CACI and SOS International and the reverse triangular merger which created Argon ST
  • Life Sciences: Multiple acquisitions and divestitures including purchase of healthcare consulting companies and the divestiture of a division of a medical device company to Ecolab 
  • Transportation: Multiple rounds of private offerings and a 144a offering in convertible notes and IPO for IdleAire Technologies
  • Telecommunications: Early stage financing and IPO services for Advanced Switching Communications, a telecom hardware manufacturer; Multiple rounds of private financings and sale of Vinci Sytems, an ONT company, to Tellabs
  • Real Estate and Construction: Purchase of construction and other divisions from The St. Joe Company in an MBO; purchase of assets by Lehigh Hanson of the Pacific Northwest operation of Cemex

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