Michael’s practice is focused on business and technology law, including public and private company securities law, commercial business contracts, manufacturing law, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property transactions.
Michael has more than 25 years of business and legal experience gained, in part, as the chief legal officer for several internationally based, publicly traded, and privately held manufacturing companies with annual sales ranging from $1.0 billion to over $9.0 billion.
Prior to joining Goodsill, Michael has served as:
- Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Clondalkin Group, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging, and flexible packaging for food and beverage applications based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Before being acquired, Clondalkin was owned by Warburg Pincus private equity.
- Vice President and General Counsel for P.H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE: GLT), an international manufacturer of specialty paper, personal hygiene products, and composite fiber materials for food and beverage applications.
- Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Graham Packaging Company, a global manufacturer of custom blow-molded plastic containers for food and beverage applications. Before Graham Packaging was acquired by the Reynolds Group, Graham was owned by Blackstone private equity.
He has led numerous key mergers and acquisitions, including the $568 million acquisition of Liquid Container L.P.; €160 million acquisition of Dresden Papier GmbH, Dresden, Germany; $25 million acquisition of China Roots, Guangzhou, China; and €8.8 million acquisition of Techne Company, Bologna, Italy.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
In his free time, Michael is not someone you’ll likely find sitting down. He enjoys golf, judo, jujitsu, running and cooking.
John Marshall Law School, LL.M. Intellectual Property Law
Whittier Law School, J.D.
Polytechnic Institute of New York University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and Innovation Committee, and Manufacturers Committee