Michael Locke is a member of the Business Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on providing counsel to businesses in all phases of their corporate existence, from formation through merger and acquisition. Michael also works closely with startups and newly formed companies as they grow and expand their businesses, offering advice and legal guidance in connection with customer and supplier agreements, terms and conditions of use (for both physical and digital products), inter-business relationships (including joint ventures), raising capital, investor and securities regulations, litigation support, and more.
Michael is especially focused on working with businesses that seek to bridge the gap between commercial success and environmental or social responsibility. Michael counsels clients in forming “benefit corporations” (also known as “B-corps”) and drafting corporate governing documents for those seeking to maximize profitability and have a positive effect on their communities while simultaneously minimizing their environmental impacts.
Michael also has experience assisting larger corporations conduct cross-border transactions, including the international purchase and sale of goods as well as the international purchase and sale of assets and equity.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Michael was a New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, and he led a trial team that handled complex, white-collar criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including insurance fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and other related financial crimes.
Drawing on his diverse experience, Michael offers a unique perspective to clients seeking a broad and creative approach to growing and protecting their businesses.
While in law school, Michael was an executive board member of the Brooklyn Law School Environmental Law Society, and he continues to be involved in environmental awareness, outreach, and action efforts. He also studied abroad in Beijing.