Michael Basist is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins.
Michael Basist represents and counsels financial institutions, public and private companies, and private equity sponsors in a variety of commercial lending, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity offerings, particularly in the energy industry.
Mr. Basist maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum with the USCIS and research-related matters pertaining to the work of Texas Appleseed.
Prior to joining Latham full-time, Mr. Basist was a summer associate in the Houston office.
While attending law school at Tulane University, Mr. Basist was the senior notes and comments editor for Tulane Maritime Law Journal and the senior managing editor of The Sports Lawyer.