J. Michael Portillo

Senior Associate



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Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo represents private and public companies in a number of industries, and venture capital and private equity funds. He advises clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, SEC compliance and disclosure, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Michael was an associate in the Finance Group of another international law firm, representing lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in its $683 million acquisition by Elliot Advisors (UK) Limited
  • Represented Equitrans Midstream Corporation (NYSE: ETRN) in its acquisition of EQGP Holdings, LP and its proposed simplification plan
  • Represented Ascent Capital Group, Inc. in its combination with its operating subsidiary Monitronics International, Inc. (d/b/a Brinks Home Security) in connection with Monitronics’ prepackaged restructuring
  • Represented EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) in divestitures of certain of its upstream and midstream Appalachian gas assets

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Represented multiple life sciences, technology, and energy companies in early stage venture capital financings and general corporate matters
  • Represented a venture capital fund in multiple early and late stage venture capital financings

Capital Markets

  • Represented Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP in its $430 million offering of senior notes
  • On-going counseling of public-traded companies on ’34 Act compliance and disclosure


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