• Practice areas

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Corporate & Securities

    Private Funds & Investment Management

  • Education

    University of Virginia School of Law
    (J.D. 2010)

    University of Pennsylvania
    (B.A. 2006)

  • Bar admissions

    New York

Michael B. Pass


Michael Pass is a corporate attorney based in Nashville and New York, with deep experience acting on behalf of private funds and businesses across a wide range of industries and stages of development. Michael has a broad-based transactional practice, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings, private equity, corporate formations and restructurings, and startups.

Prior to joining Riggs Davie, Michael practiced in the corporate groups of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Torys LLP, and Davis & Gilbert LLP.

Representative Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Represented an insurance services company in its sale to a publicly traded global insurance brokerage and risk management firm valued at approximately $25 million.

Represented a technology services holding company in multiple portfolio company acquisitions.

Represented a Fortune 100 advertising and communications holding company in multiple private equity acquisitions and internal corporate restructurings.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of leading provider of security systems, valued at over $100 million.

Represented a major stock exchange in its acquisition of a microwave network exchange and data center.

Represented a beauty brand in its acquisition of skincare services and products company.

Represented a technology B2B media company in its acquisition of a leading online publication for IT professionals, valued at approximately $13 million.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a cleaning and garment care business.

Represented an energy hedge fund in its minority investment in a solar power company.

Represented a global beverage conglomerate in multiple liquor and spirits venture investments.

Represented a medical device sales and distribution company in its sale to a private equity backed acquirer valued at approximately $13 million.

Resources & insights

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Mergers & Acquisitions

The Process of Buying or Selling a Business: M&A Letters of Intent

Mergers & Acquisitions

Earnouts: Pitfalls for the Unwary Seller

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