Michael A. Finio
Mike Finio helps publicly and privately-held businesses involved in mergers and acquisitions sort through the statutory, regulatory and policy morass they face in closing their deals. His counseling services cover both state and federal antitrust-related matters, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, as well as commercial and competition-related issues faced by business as they grapple with consolidation, global competition and the constantly-evolving enforcement regimes operated under federal laws and regulations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) and by state Attorneys General with corresponding jurisdiction.
Mike's understanding of these issues is built on a foundation of his past work on the government side of antitrust enforcement as bolstered by over two decades of private antitrust litigation, counseling and advice. When his clients face merger-related inquiries and investigations by government regulators, he draws on this experience to help them understand the key competition-related issues in play and how to deal with them. The depth of his knowledge on antitrust issues is also reflected in his connections with Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, where he is again teaching Antitrust Law in the 2017-18 academic year after having taught Antitrust & Trade Regulation there in the mid-1990s.
Mike's business practice also involves clients who come to him for representation involving the purchase, sale and leasing of corporate aircraft and to draft unusual, one-off contracts governing unique commercial relationships in various sectors, including higher education, heavy highway construction and quarrying. Over the course of his 30-plus years of practice, Mike has taken complex constitutional, commercial and transactional matters to trial in state and federal courts and in arbitration, and has made numerous appellate arguments in those courts, as well.