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Michael J. Eason

Michael J. Eason

Senior Counsel
Kansas City
office: 816.983.8335
fax: 816.983.8080
Overview

Mike brings more than two decades of legal experience spanning government, corporate and private practice settings to the firm.

His areas of knowledge include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and capital markets, and commercial transactions.

Mike’s recent experience includes:

  • Negotiation of a joint venture structure and contractual arrangements for a western U.S. high voltage transmission line project.
  • Negotiation of contractual arrangements for utility-scale solar energy projects on federal and tribal lands in the western U.S.
  • Sale of a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed  company  in a cash-for-stock transaction valued at $10 billion.
  • Managing legal services related to corporate and commercial transaction, energy supply and delivery, corporate governance, investor relations, and securities and capital markets activities of a $3 billion electric and gas utility.

Industry

Services

Recognition

  • IFLR1000, Notable Practitioner, 2018

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
    • cum laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Editorial board member
  • B.A., Drake University
    • summa cum laude
    • Economics

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Iowa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
Experience
  • Advised Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on forming $608 million joint venture with Abengoa, S.A., of Spain for international development and construction of clean energy and water infrastructure assets.