MILWAUKEE, WI – Davis|Kuelthau is delighted to announce attorney Michael Van Someren has been named chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Team.
Michael (Mike) Van Someren continuously raises the bar through his unwavering dedication to his clients and legal career. Becoming Shareholder earlier this year, Mike leads by example taking on the role of the Capital Markets Team Chair. In this role, Mike is tasked with overseeing a team of attorneys dedicated to assisting clients in the capital formation process, locating potential sources of capital and organizing, negotiating and closing the deal once debt or equity has been located.
Davis|Kuelthau’s Capital Markets and Securities team has extensive experience advising clients in capital formation and securities law matters. Our lawyers are familiar with the ever changing federal and state laws and regulations that govern private placement transactions and reporting requirements. Additionally, the team provides innovative approaches to help clients navigate these issues.
As a thriving commercial real estate attorney, Mike regularly counsels clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including providing advice on entity selection and formation, drafting purchase and sale agreements, offers to purchase, performing due diligence, and negotiating and drafting agreements with municipalities and other stakeholders. He counsels clients on land use and zoning matters, such as drafting easements and restrictive covenants, and providing advice regarding project requirements under local zoning laws. Mike represents landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of retail, healthcare, industrial and office lease agreements. Additionally, he represents clients on commercial finance transactions. Mike addresses their capital needs, including structuring joint ventures, raising cash from investors through the sale of securities in private placements, as well as tax credit financing when available. Mike also represents borrowers and lenders in the negotiation and drafting of loan documents.
Mike earned his J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and his B.A., from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He serves on the Programing Committee of NAIOP – a leading national real estate industry association. Recently, Mike was selected in the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. In 2018, he was recognized as a Developing Leader All Star by NAIOP. This award honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. His community efforts include serving as the Finance Chair for his church and he along with his wife are active contributors to the Catholic Relief Services, Team Rubicon, the Humane Society, and the Zoological Society. Mike also served as a board member for the Artworks for Milwaukee.
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Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging, middle-market and Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from four offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties.