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Michael A. Okaty

Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Michael (Mike) A. Okaty is a partner and business lawyer who focuses on a wide variety of corporate transactions, governance and counseling. He serves as an advisor and trustee to high net worth individuals and families. Mike is founder and former chair of the firm’s Senior Living Industry Team, vice chair of the firm’s Industry Teams Department, and co-chair of the firm’s Transactions Practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and serves as the managing partner for the Orlando office of Foley & Lardner LLP. He can be reached at [email protected].

Mike has experience in a wide variety of corporate law matters, including corporate formation, corporate operations and governance, contract drafting, review and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising and finance transactions for both public and private companies and lenders.

Mike is a 2000 graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he was the article and note editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He received his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in tax law from the New York University School of Law in 2004. He received bachelor's degrees in both accounting and finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida.

Mike is and has been active in various community organizations in the Central Florida area, including the University of Central Florida, WMFE, the Maitland Art & History Association, the Orlando Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Brevard Zoo, and the OneBlood Foundation. He is on the board of directors for the New York University Alumni Association. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Orlando, Class 65.

Mike is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, New York, California, and before the U.S. Tax Court. He was appointed as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Senior Housing and Assisted Living group, a part of the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

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