Michael Hughes Partner

Practice Areas

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Michael is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities practices, with a particular focus on representing public and private companies on a diverse range of corporate transactions, corporate compliance, and securities law issues.

Michael has 20 years of experience in advising on IPOs, spin-offs, secondary offerings, and merger and acquisition transactions. Clients tap into his depth of corporate experience, which comprises contractual work, corporate restructurings, stock option plan administration and other day-to-day corporate matters.

His understanding of the corporate issues faced by clients also owes much to his role as in-house and General Counsel for NYSE and AMEX-listed companies before joining SWA.


  • Rutgers-Newark School of Law (J.D.) 1996
  • University of Scranton (B.S.) 1991


  • General Counsel, Document Security Systems, Inc., New York
  • Senior Associate ,McDermott, Will & Emery, New York
  • Associate, Shack & Siegel, New York
  • Associate, Lowenstein, Sandler, New Jersey

Bar Admission

  • New York

Representative Matters

  • Advising on the secondary offerings of Net2Phone, Inc. stock and Document Security Systems, Inc. stock.
  • Acting on the acquisition of 4Sure.com by Office Depot.
  • Assisting Pegasus Partners, L.P. on multiple private equity transactions.
  • Representing private and public companies on multiple acquisitions of private companies.
  • Assisting IDT Corporation on multiple filings with the SEC, corporate governance matters and strategic transactions.
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