J. Michael Wirvin


  • Overview


    Michael Wirvin is a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a member of its managing committee. His practice includes the representation of domestic and international clients in transactions involving mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, commercial secured financings, joint ventures, and other financial transactions. He frequently represents clients in Canada and other countries in connection with cross-border transactions with US companies and establishment of US subsidiary operations. His Canadian clients include large multinationals, Canadian public companies, major Canadian banks, and closely held CBCA and provincial corporations.

    Mr. Wirvin also has significant experience working with private equity and venture capital clients, at both the fund and portfolio company levels. In addition to representation in connection with financing and acquisition transactions, he often advises these clients on matters relating to corporate organization, capitalization, debt structuring, governance, and executive compensation. His company clients include early stage start-ups as well as larger, well-established public and private companies and joint ventures.

    Mr. Wirvin is also a member of Robinson+Cole’s Securities Group and regularly provides advice to both private and publicly traded clients on matters of general corporate governance as well as on specific SEC compliance and reporting matters.

    Before joining Robinson+Cole in May 2000, Mr. Wirvin practiced corporate and merger and acquisition law in Canada.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented Stacy’s Pita Chip Company (Stacy’s) and its shareholders in connection with the sale to PepsiCo, Inc. of all of the stock of Stacy’s and the real property of a related limited liability company.
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected to the 2010 and 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyers lists.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      DCF Kids Fund
      Board of Directors
    • Presentations


      "U.S. Private Stock Purchase Transactions – Topics and Trends," at The European Connection – Corporate Meeting, held in Cambridge, United Kingdom (6/21/2017)
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      "Expanding Your Business in the United States," presented to AceTech Ontario in Toronto, Ontario (2/22/2013)

      "How to Prepare for and Present Business Opportunities to U.S. Investors," presented to CleanTech North entrepreneurs in Toronto, Ontario (4/4/2012)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • August 25, 2017

        Michael Wirvin Presents at International Law Firm Event

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      • February 3, 2017

        Boston Lawyers Join Annual Walk to the Hill

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      • January 31, 2017

        Boston Lawyers Attend Annual John & Abigail Adams Benefit

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      • December 18, 2015

        Boston Lawyers Participate in 2015 WomenUp Event

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      • December 19, 2014

        Boston Lawyers Address WomenUp Event

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      • August 14, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Host Networking Event at 2014 ABA Annual Meeting

      • March 19, 2013

        Boston Lawyers Present to Software Companies in Ontario

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      • April 20, 2012

        Business Transactions Partners Present to Canadian CleanTech CEOs

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      • December 19, 2011

        Boston Attorney Michael Wirvin Joins DCF Kids Fund

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      • July 22, 2011

        Q2 Deal Report

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      • June 7, 2011

        “Competition for Capital in the Private Markets – What LP Investors Want in 2011” – A Signature Series Event at Robinson & Cole

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      • July 23, 2010

        J. Michael Wirvin Appointed to Board of Directors of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Kids Fund

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      R+C News Releases

      • March 26, 2014

        Michael Wirvin Elected to Robinson & Cole’s Managing Committee

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