Mr Michael Fitzpatrick > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets




Mr. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions, principally in the power and utility sector.  Mr. Fitzpatrick advises clients on a broad range of securities transactions including public and privately placed offerings of equity, first mortgage bonds, various debt/equity hybrid instruments, subordinated and convertible debt, collateral trust bonds and multi-modal tax-exempt bonds.  Mr. Fitzpatrick also advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters with the US securities laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, Mr. Fitzpatrick has developed a premier practice representing underwriters, structuring advisors and electric and natural gas utilities in connection with the design of utility rate securitization bond structures, including stranded costs, environmental costs, wildfire mitigation costs and storm costs transactions.  Mr. Fitzpatrick also represents U.S. veterans on a pro bono basis in their pursuit of combat-related special compensation benefits.


Admitted to the New York State Bar


  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1990
  • BS, Villanova University, cum laude, 1983

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is intensely focused on the energy (including oil and gas, renewables and energy transition), utilities, retail and consumer, and REITs sectors. The Houston office has experienced a notable uptick in debt offering engagements from energy clients and is also making an impact in green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds thanks to the efforts of Courtney Cochran Butler and others. Susan Failla is driving forward the retail and consumer side of the practice, and Peter O’Brien, Steven Friend and Michael Fitzpatrick are leaders in power and utilities transactions. Richmond’s David Wright is a key name in real estate and REIT deals.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP continues to primarily operate in the REITs, power, energy, retail and financial services sectors. The firm has achieved a significant market share of REIT IPOs over the last few years and the power and utilities groups are also active in equity offerings. The capital markets team has an evenly balanced emphasis on issuer and underwriter clients. New York partners Peter O’BrienChristina Kwon and Michael Fitzpatrick are key figures in power and utilities transactions and Richmond partner David Wright  is prominent in REIT offerings.