Michael Hollingsworth > Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
201 17TH STREET NW, SUITE 1700
United States




Michael Hollingsworth is co-head of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and its Investment Management Group. Mr. Hollingsworth focuses on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. He also serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee, the governing body of seven partners who oversee firm standing committees, strategic initiatives, and firm operations.



  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Southern Capital Forum
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association
    • Committee publishes the Deal Points studies on prevailing terms in M&A transactions


  • Managing Partner for Nelson Mullins’ Atlanta Office
  • Serves on Nelson Mullins’ Executive Committee
  • Founded the Southeastern M&A Forum (2005)
    • Brings together strategic buyers, investment bankers, private equity groups, lenders, accountants, and deal lawyers each fall for a mergers and acquisitions conference


Samford University Cumberland School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1996); University of Alabama School of Law, LLM, Taxation (1999); Tulane University, BA, Political Science

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP ‘delivers a timely and expeditious service and the assignment of practice specialists is fast and smooth‘. The national corporate and M&A team has over 80 lawyers across the US; it stands out for banking and technology sector M&A and has significant private equity and venture capital expertise. It acted for Novolex, a plastics and packaging manufacturer, in its acquisition of the Waddington Group, a global consumer and commercial package manufacturing business; and in a $220m financial services M&A deal, the practice assisted Florida-based Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust on its sale to IberiaBank. In other matters, it advised pharmaceutical company Huvepharma on its acquisition of AgriLabs, the largest marketing and sales distribution company in the US for food animal products. Atlanta-based Rhys Wilson and ‘his team always provide expertise, speedy delivery and creative solutions to solve problems‘. Michael Hollingsworth II and Gus Dixon in Columbia are other key M&A contacts.