Michael C. Thaler


Direct: 404.870.5696
Fax: 404.870.5697
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Michael is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice.

Michael focuses his practice on representing private and public companies in a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, finance, entity selection and formation, and other matters. Michael represents a variety of clients across a broad range of industries, such as transportation and logistics, food distribution, restaurants, healthcare, retail, IT, e-commerce, and construction.

In addition to transactional matters, Michael counsels his clients in ordinary course business matters, such as drafting and negotiating employment agreements, non-competition agreements, equity and cash incentive plans, vendor, supplier and customer contracts, and debt/equity financing arrangements.

Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, receiving both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. After graduation, he spent a decade working for a Federally-funded education program in both Florida and Georgia. Michael attended the Georgia State University College of Law, while working full-time, and graduated magna cum laude in 2015.


  • Represented Coastal Home Care and Altrus, leading provider of home care and residential services in Georgia, in connection with their acquisition by Help At Home, LLC.

  • Advised Extremity Healthcare, Inc., the nation’s largest podiatry practice on multiple acquisitions of podiatry practices in Florida, including Ankle and Foot Center of Tampa Bay.

  • Represented multiple franchisees across various industries on both sell and buy side transactions.

  • Represented a landscaping company in its sale to a national leader in landscaping services.

  • Represented a third party administrator of self-funded health benefit plans in its sale to a private equity fund.

  • Assisted multiple clients with the drafting and implementation of agreements to help make the customer onboarding process more efficient.

  • Represented a national food service franchisee in its sale to a private equity fund.

  • Represented a furniture distributor in its sale to a private equity fund.

  • Represented a pharmaceutical distribution company in its acquisition of another pharmaceutical distribution company.

  • Assisted multiple international entities with the implementation of their U.S. market entry plan.

  • Assisted in the representation of a national real estate investment trust (REIT) in its acquisition of a senior living community.

  • Assisted in the representation of a national food distribution company in its U.S. mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring matters.


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Juris Doctor,
    magna cum laude
  • University of Florida, Master of Science – Exercise and Sport Science,
    cum laude
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science – Exercise and Sport Science,
    cum laude
  • State of Georgia 2016
    • Serves on the Board of Directors of Gwinnett United In Drug Education, Inc. (GUIDE), a non-profit community-based substance abuse prevention agency.

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