Michael Diz is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and a leader in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Private Equity and Corporate Governance Groups. Mr. Diz has a broad-based transactional practice advising multinational companies, special committees and private equity firms in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He also counsels corporations and their directors on corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.
Mr. Diz is ranked as a leading M&A lawyer by Chambers USA (2020), where clients say “he’s balanced and even-tempered in the face of intense situations.” They have also said that “he understands what we are trying to accomplish because he understands our business. He is very effective in helping us achieve our goals.” He is recommended for M&A and telecoms and broadcast by The Legal 500 US (2020), where clients have praised his “strong commercial skills in addition to legal acumen.” Mr. Diz is also ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 (2020) for M&A and private equity. Law360 recognized him as a telecom “Law360 MVP” in 2015. Mr. Diz was selected as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal (2014) and was named a Rising Star in M&A by Law360 (2014), awarded to ten M&A lawyers under the age of 40.
Mr. Diz joined the firm in 2004. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. He received his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1999. He serves on the Legal Advisory Board of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council.