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Michael P. Lee

Michael P. Lee

Reed Smith LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Michael is a partner in Reed Smith's Corporate and Securities Group. Michael focuses his practice on acting as corporate counsel to businesses and investors. Michael's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions, complex joint ventures, recapitalizations and restructurings, licensing transactions and general corporate counseling. Michael’s practice covers a wide range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, consumer products, food and beverage, telecommunications, and software. Michael also applies his technical background (including a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University) in the representation of technology companies in intellectual property/information technology agreements. Michael currently acts as outside general counsel to numerous companies.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 1998 - Sachnoff & Weaver (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading corporate/M&A lawyers (2014)

Practice Areas


  • University of Chicago Law School, 1998, J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif; Staff Member, University of Chicago Law Review
  • Stanford University, 1991, Ph.D., Law
  • Stanford University, 1984, M.S.
  • University of Washington, 1983, B.S.


  • German
Michael P. Lee is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, Chicago, IL

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