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Michael S. Moehlman

Senior Counsel
fax +1 832.397.3505

Michael S. Moehlman guides clients through the acquisition and financing of business entities. He represents purchasers and sellers in mergers and asset sales ranging from cash to New York Stock Exchange-listed securities.

Mike also assists clients in organizing long-term joint ventures and strategic alliances. These agreements address the goals of all parties for terms lasting for as long as twenty-five years.

He handles equity and debt financings for companies seeking funds for new ventures and ongoing operations. For example, he helps arrange venture capital and private equity financing for high technology companies.

Mike has extensive experience in planning and implementing project finance deals in the U. S. and abroad. This involves negotiations with investors and lenders and with engineering, construction, and procurement vendors.

He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in resolving financial, commercial, and investor disputes.


LL.B., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1963, Law Review
B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960, Economics
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, Certificates in Advanced Commercial Arbitration (Domestic and International) and Mediation Skills


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® – Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

Martindale Peer Review Rating AV Preeminent

Listed in Who’s Who in America


American Bar Association, Model Stock Purchase Agreement Task Force

International Bar Association, Member

Judicature Society, Member

Houston Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Board of Directors

Houston Legal Foundation, Former Trustee and Chairman

Texas Bar Foundation, Member

Angel Capital Association, Public Policy Committee, Advisory Council

Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Mediator

FINRA Dispute Resolution, Arbitrator

Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, Arbitrator

State Bar Licenses



Tech Industry

  • Negotiate sale of software company preferred stock to private equity investor
  • Negotiate sale of tech company subsidiary to strategic investor
  • Negotiate purchase of software company preferred stock by private investor
  • Negotiate formation of joint venture between medical device company and investor
  • Negotiate tech distribution contracts
  • Negotiate private placement offering by tech company
  • Negotiate sale of tech company to strategic purchaser
  • Negotiate strategic alliance between data processing companies

Energy Industry

  • Negotiate sale of energy manufacturing company to strategic buyer
  • Negotiate purchase contracts for pipeline component devices
  • Negotiate syndicated energy company term/revolver loans
  • Negotiate workouts of equity and debt investments in domestic and international companies
  • Negotiate project financing for energy projects in Mexico and the United States
  • Negotiate financing and investments for floating production storage vessel
  • Negotiate seismic joint venture in Gulf of Mexico
  • Negotiate sale of pipeline
  • Negotiate formation of oil and gas royalty trusts and related offerings of securities