Michael B. Saryan practices business and corporate transactional law in Los Angeles. He has represented a wide variety of clients, both public and private companies, in various stages, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, in a broad range of industries, including technology, financial services, defense, real estate, oil and gas, manufacturing, aviation, hospitality, and entertainment. He has represented companies in a broad range of matters in both domestic and international transactions, including formation, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial matters, corporate governance, securities regulation, and public and private sales of securities.
Prior to joining Lexcuity PC, Michael was a managing associate attorney at the Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where he practiced business law, with his primary focus on advising public and private companies and private equity firms in purchase and sale transactions.
Prior to Sheppard Mullin, Michael was an associate attorney at the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he practiced transactional law advising companies in a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, initial public offerings, private placements, corporate governance, securities regulation, and other business and corporate matters. Michael also advised 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations on formation, conversion, and other matters.
Michael received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego, where he received Provost’s Honors and multiple scholarships, tutored various computer science courses, and was elected to Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. Before commencing his legal career, Michael designed and engineered global command and control systems for the United States military in a classified environment as a software engineer at Northrop Grumman.
Michael received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Business Law and Policy. At UCLA, Michael was a member of the Journal of Law and Technology and was a full scholar with the Beaumont Foundation of America. Michael is a member of the State Bar of California.