Michael A. Woronoff

Michael Woronoff is head of the Firm's Los Angeles office and its West Coast corporate and securities practice, co-head of Proskauer's global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups, and a former member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He represents:

  • purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in public and private merger and acquisition transactions;
  • underwriters, issuers, selling security holders, and private investment funds and other investors, in public and private debt and equity financings;
  • debtors, creditors, other stakeholders and financial advisors in in-court and out-of-court restructuring transactions; and
  • public and private entities and individuals with respect to various corporate and securities law matters, including SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance, and strategic alliances

Prior to joining Proskauer, Michael was a principal of Shelter Capital Partners, a Southern California-based private equity fund that invests in technology and technology-enabled businesses at all stages of development. 

Chambers USA describes Michael as "100% focused on providing exceptional service," and a client interviewed by The Legal 500 United States refers to him as "literally one of the best attorneys with whom I have ever worked." LawDragon notes that "there are few deals Woronoff can't do."

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Michael was the exclusive winner of Lexology’s 2018 Client Choice Award in the category of Mergers & Acquisitions (California) and was named the 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Corporate Law in Los Angeles by The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes only a single lawyer in that category. In 2016, the Daily Journal named him one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in California" for the fifth time, and in 2013, Law360 named him one of five "MVPs in Private Equity."

Michael has served on the Board of Directors of several private companies, including AccessDNA, Inc., TransDimension, Inc. and u-Nav Microelectronics, Inc. He is an Adjunct Professor at U.C.L.A. School of Law, where he developed and teaches Venture Capital and the Start-up Company.