Michael Montgomery represents private equity and public and private strategic buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Mr. Montgomery helps clients navigate the full spectrum of transactions relating to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Stock and asset-sale transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Minority financings
  • Real estate investment trust (REIT) transactions
  • Restructuring and insolvency transactions
  • Early-stage and emerging companies
  • Corporate governance, including SEC compliance

He approaches each matter with an eye toward devising practical commercial solutions and facilitating transactions that allow his clients to achieve their goals.

Mr. Montgomery draws on his experience as a college athlete to lead agile teams that collaborate across offices and harness the strength of Latham’s global platform.

Mr. Montgomery’s experience includes representing:

Private Equity

  • Blue Owl HomeCourt Partners in connection with the acquisition of the majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets
  • Genstar Capital Partners in its acquisition of Sonny’s Enterprises
  • Leonard Green & Partners in its:
    • Acquisition and subsequent sale of Troon Golf
    • Sale of Charter Next Generation
  • Marlin Equity in its acquisitions of Fourth, HotSchedules, and ProcessUnity
  • Peninsula Pacific in its:
    • Pending sale of Concrete Pumping Holdings to Industrea Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company
    • Acquisition of a remaining interest in Sioux City Entertainment
  • Silver Lake in Ancestry’s sale to Blackstone
  • Transom Capital in its:
    • Acquisitions of A.T. Cross, Loud Technologies, and Scantron
    • Sale of its Ampeg and EAW business lines


  • Expedia in its acquisition of SilverRail
  • Lineage Logistics in its acquisition of Kenyon Zero Storage
  • MarVista Entertainment in its sale to Fox Entertainment
  • Mattel in its acquisition of Mega Brands
  • Sonny’s Enterprises, a Genstar portfolio company, in its acquisition of Harrell’s Car Wash Systems

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • BA, Harvard University