Crain Caton & James is pleased to announce that Michael A. (Mike) Roy has joined the Corporate and Business Transactions practice area as Shareholder. Mike’s deep and varied experience in transactional matters has allowed him to become proficient in mergers, acquisitions, financing and banking, and labor and employment matters.   He has extensive experience with mergers & acquisitions, business divestitures, private offerings, private equity & joint ventures, commercial contracts, banking & commercial finance, organizational & governance matters, real property transactions, regulatory affairs, risk management & insurance, human resource & benefits, and dispute resolution.

Since Mike has practiced as an in-house lawyer and in private practice, he has a keen sense of urgency surrounding “getting the deal done correctly, quickly, and thoroughly.” As general counsel for three public companies, he managed all legal affairs and was responsible for M&A due diligence, documentation and execution, governance, human resources, employee benefits, risk management and liability insurance, corporate communications, and internal audit.   He knows how to effectively communicate with members of the C-Suite and Board of Directors.

C. Vance Christopher, Chairperson and President of the Firm, states “Mike is a very skilled and experienced corporate attorney with over 35 years of transactional experience. We look forward to introducing him to our clients and helping him serve his existing clients.