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Mike has designed, negotiated, and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving hundreds of millions of dollar value for the acquisition (and disposition of) assets classes of all types, as well as equity interests. He has worked with companies in cyber security, intelligence, information technology, recycling and waste management, government contracting, health care, mortgage and financial services, franchising, and restaurant and food services. Mike has repeatedly been listed in Smart CEO’s Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top business attorneys, based on a readers’ poll. He also has received a number of national and international awards relating to his M&A practice.

Success is not guaranteed in life

american football player celebrating after scoring a touchdown on big modern stadium field with lights and flares at night“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased.  And rent is due every day.” 
– J.J. Watt, Houston Texans


Success is not guaranteed in life.  And success today does not mean more success tomorrow.  Athletes may win their game this week and next week but ultimately fail at their championship goals.  Business follows suit.  I know that success ensues from preparation, effort and execution.  It does not come without a cost (i.e., rent) however.  With 2020 significantly impacted by Covid and host of other ailments, what “rent” are you paying to pave your business success today and tomorrow.  2021 is around the corner.  Paying our rent will help maximize our future opportunities.  As JJ quotes, “success isn’t owned. . .”  I would add that success isn’t owed either.


Mike Mercurio |