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Michael VictorColeman


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Michael VictorColeman


Focus Areas

Illustrative examples of Michael’s experience include:

  • Representation of sellers in connection with the multimillion-dollar sale of intellectual property licensing company.
  • Representation of multi-jurisdictional recreation authority as co-disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of taxable revenue refunding and improvement bonds for a downtown sports arena.
  • Representation of development authority as co-disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds to provide assistance to the homeless.
  • Representation of technology company as recipient of private equity investment in Series A preferred stock and warrants, and providing ongoing representation of operating company.
  • Representation of major municipality as co-disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of tax allocation refunding bonds for downtown residential, retail and entertainment district.
  • Representation of local municipality in connection with responding to SEC subpoena.
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with approximately $750 million bond offering for major airport.
  • Representation of Placement Agent in commercial paper program for major airport.
  • Advising a technology company on a multimillion-dollar investment by a $15 billion hedge fund and providing ongoing representation of the new operating company.
  • Counseling a U.S. holding company in connection with a multimillion-dollar investment in a Honduran manufacturing concern.
  • Representation of federal agency in multimillion-dollar settlement with directors of failed bank.
  • Representing a financial services company, as well as its life insurance, broker-dealer and investment advisory subsidiaries, in corporate, regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Representation of broker-dealer in connection with FINRA examination.
  • Representing the Atlanta Botanical Garden in connection with litigation to stop the construction of a new parking deck.
  • Counseling the city of Atlanta in connection with the development and financing of Atlantic Station.
  • Representing Central Atlanta Progress in connection with the creation of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (Downtown Ambassador Force).
  • Advising a pharmacy benefits management company in connection with third-party biller reimbursement issues.
  • Representing Turner Broadcasting System and the Atlanta Hawks in connection with the development and financing of Phillips Arena.
  • Litigation (including oral arguments) before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia Supreme Court, and numerous courts across the country.
  • Limited Liability Companies – Governance Issues and Recent Developments, National Bar Association Convention, 2012
  • Inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame, 2018
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the 2018 List of Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys by James Magazine, 2018
  • Listed in Legal 500 in Merger and Acquisitions, 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Selected as one of Georgia’s most powerful and influential attorneys by Women Looking Ahead Magazine (2017)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Professional Activities

  • Research Atlanta, board member (1997-2000)
  • Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Inc., board of directors (1994-1999)
  • Metropolitan YMCA, board member (1996-1998)
  • University of Georgia Foundation, trustee (1995-1998)
  • Vanderbilt Law School Alumni Board (1993-1996)


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Evansville, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee