Zachary Mike is a member of our Corporate department, where he assists with a variety of corporate transactions as well as M&A-related matters including buy-side and sell-side transactions.
Zach’s M&A work includes due diligence and the drafting of deal documents including licensing, non-compete, and employment agreements. He also drafts assignment agreements and has worked on private placements, re-financings, membership interest purchase agreements, employee stock option plans, F reorganizations, and corporate tax issues.
Prior to starting his legal career, Zach worked at a well-known vineyard on the East End. This unique experience of working in a family-owned business helped shape Zach’s approach to serving clients: understanding that both legal and business guidance must go hand-in-hand.
In law school, Zach was a member of the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law, where his note, Terroir and Tannins: How to Amend 27 C.F.R. to Bring French-Style Quality to The American Wine Consumer, was published. He served as a student tax attorney at Hofstra Law’s Federal Low Income Tax Clinic, where he represented clients in tax controversies against the IRS. In this role, he also researched and analyzed the laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to clients’ tax obligations and received accolades for his ability to effectively communicate complex information to clients. Zach also worked as a legal intern for the New York State Homes and Community Renewal: Fair and Equitable Housing Office, where he researched policy recommendations to assist low-income renters participate in the financial consumer market.
Zach has a passion for music, which he pursued throughout his academic career. He minored in music and was a member of Binghamton University’s Chinese Music Ensemble and the award-winning a cappella group the Binghamton Crosbys, as well as the Legally Sound a cappella group at Hofstra Law. Zach is also a member of the New York City Bar Chorus.
Binghamton University, B.A.
Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, J.D.
Boards, Associations, and Leadership
New York City Bar Association
Junior Editor, Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law, Volume XX