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Michael Burwick Joins FMG’s Financial Institutions Practice in Boston


Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, a leading nationwide specialty litigation law firm with 180 attorneys in 19 offices in 10 states, is pleased to announce that Michael Burwick has joined the firm as a partner in the Boston office.

Mr. Burwick has practiced securities law for nearly 25 years and has handled an array of complex regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters throughout the country. His clients in the financial services arena include investment advisers, brokers-dealers, pooled investment vehicles and private sponsors of securities sold pursuant to Regulation D. Mr. Burwick also has served as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Due Diligence Officer as well as General Counsel to several broker-dealers and registered investment advisers. 

Mr. Burwick’s regulatory practice focuses on advising clients regarding the rules and regulations promulgated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In transactional matters, he works closely with clients in review of various offering and other documents to ensure compliance with these rules and regulations. In his litigation practice, he regularly defends the rights of his clients and their representatives in adversarial proceedings.

In addition to his securities practice, Mr. Burwick also counsels businesses in taxation matters. In that capacity, he has negotiated a number of multi-million-dollar commercial contracts, and he advised clients on stock options, valuations and other executive compensation issues.

Mr. Burwick received his undergraduate degree from Boston University (B.A Sociology, magna cum laude) and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. cum laude). Mr. Burwick also received an LL.M. in Securities Law and Financial Regulation and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Ben Mathis, FMG’s Managing Partner, said, “Michael is another great addition to the elite financial institutions practice section we have built. He not only brings his substantial FINRA knowledge but also considerable SEC experience to meet an increasing and critical need of our clients. Under Chad Weaver’s leadership, we have grown our depth dramatically in the last two years in financial services which is a priority practice for us. Kirsten Patzer and Michael will anchor our Boston group and serve clients not only in the northeast but nationally. They join our existing team of 15 FI attorneys and our colleagues Kurt Lofgren and Brian O’Donnell who also recently joined us. Together this talented group of professionals give us a formidable regulatory, compliance and litigation FI capability.”