William Michener

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011; Boston College Law Review, senior editor
  • BA (Economics), summa cum laude, Boston College, 2008

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2011

William Michener

Associate

Will Michener is an associate in the securities and public companies group. Will focuses his practice on representing companies in public offerings, private financings and business combinations. In addition, Will regularly advises clients on securities law compliance and governance issues. 

Experience

  • Represented Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its spin-off of Cyclerion Therapeutics, Inc., Cyclerion's $175 million private placement, and its $400 million convertible notes offering.
  • Represented Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, in its $68 million initial public offering and private placement.
  • Represented Public Service Company of New Hampshire, a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, in its approximately $635 million rate reduction bond offering.
  • Represented Best Doctors Holdings, Inc. in its $440 million sale to Teladoc, Inc.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $56 million initial public offering and two follow-on offerings totaling over $300 million for CRISPR Therapeutics AG.
  • Represented the Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. in its approximately $480 million forward equity offering.
  • Represented The Michaels Companies, Inc., a portfolio company of Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group, in three 144A bond offerings totaling over $1 billion, its $472 million initial public offering, and multiple secondary offerings worth an aggregate total of $2 billion.
  • Represented Party City Holdco Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, in its $371 million initial public offering.
  • Represented Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. in two secondary offerings totaling over $1.4 billion, its $2.6 billion whole-business securitization and two subsequent refinancings of its whole-business securitization totaling $3.1 billion in fixed rate notes.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $214 million initial public offering and the $145 million secondary offering Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited.
  • Represented Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. in its proposed initial public offering, which concluded with its $525 million sale to Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Represented Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. in its $75 million initial public offering and $98 million follow-on offering.
  • Represented Cabot Corporation in a $300 million registered notes offering.
  • Represented Oxford Immunotec Global PLC in its $64 million initial public offering.
  • Represented Monitor Company Group Limited Partnership in the successful 363 bankruptcy sale of its business to Deloitte.
  • JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011; Boston College Law Review, senior editor
  • BA (Economics), summa cum laude, Boston College, 2008
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