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Michael Zuppone

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Corporate/ Securities & Capital Markets


Michael L. Zuppone is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He serves as the chair of the firm’s Securities and Capital Markets practice group. He practices primarily in the area of securities and capital markets representing public and private companies, underwriters, and investors in domestic and international equity and debt securities offerings, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, Rule 144A offerings, PIPEs, and other private placements. Mr. Zuppone also practices in the area of general corporate and securities law and is often consulted as outside securities counsel by many of the firm’s public company clients with respect to ongoing securities compliance. He regularly counsels public companies and their boards regarding Dodd Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and related corporate governance compliance. Mr. Zuppone’s practice also includes counseling sponsors in connection with the formation of private equity funds and portfolio transactions. He also has substantial experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures involving public and private companies and he regularly counsels investment professionals regarding securities, broker-dealer, and investment advisor regulations. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Zuppone served as a branch chief in the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he administered the office’s full disclosure program, supervising the review of initial public offering documents of startup and small business issuers.


Member, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association Member, Association of SEC Alumni and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association-Compliance & Legal Society Admitted to the State Bar Association of New York


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1988 New York University, B.A., 1985

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The 'solution-oriented' team at Paul Hastings LLP strikes the right note with its ‘thoughtful, creative and practical advice’ combined with ‘consistently great execution’. Widely recognized for its ‘strong presence in Latin America-related deals’, the New York-based group is also noted for its ‘close relationships with underwriters’. In a highlight example of its strong suit, Latin America practice head Michael Fitzgerald teamed up with Arturo Carrillo and Joy Gallup to advise Credit Suisse, as global coordinator, and the initial purchasers on Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico’s $1.6bn IPO of Fibra E shares on the Mexican stock exchange. Yariv Katz, praised as ‘a young powerhouse of a lawyer’, advised the joint book-running managers on Sun Communities’ $500m follow-on offering. The group has also recently advised on equity offerings for issuers such as Grupo Traxión, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and Viking Therapeutics. Other key contacts include securities and capital markets chair Michael Zuppone, who is highlighted by sources as ‘an unflappable and seasoned veteran’.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Paul Hastings LLP advises on equity and debt securities offerings, ongoing disclosure and securities compliance matters, property acquisitions, and corporate transactions within the real estate asset management sector. Yariv Katz advised Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, as joint book-running managers, on the follow-on public offering of common stock of Sun Communities, a REIT that operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities. Michael Zuppone, Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo are other key advisers. The names listed are in New York.

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