Michael Fugler is an attorney, investment banker, speaker, consultant, top negotiator and dealmaker who uses his unique experience to guide entrepreneurs from start up to exchange listing. After spending decades as an attorney practicing in many different areas, including personal injury, criminal, international and securities law, Michael became an investment banker opening satellite offices on three continents and gained a combined expertise with traditional investment banking services and international legal and financial services which has allowed him to master the process of building companies and raising capital, including American, European, and Asian-Pacific capital funding opportunities, roadshows with an emphasis on exchange listings, private placements, public offerings, international institutional exposure, international research coverage and cross-border market entry and development.
Nationally recognized for his combined skillset, Michael has been the featured speaker at many varied forum events in the United States, Europe and China. He delivers education, training and demonstration workshops on entrepreneurialism and how to go from an idea on a napkin to a stock exchange listing and all the steps in between.
Michael is considered a creative, critical thinker and is frequently brought into difficult situations to help with “outside the box” problem solving, successfully negotiating, structuring and executing the delivery of high-quality strategic advice, creative financing solutions, strategic planning, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, capital formation, company restructure, recapitalization, risk management transactions, public offerings and managing the process and providing solutions to take his clients to their next level of success.
Michael has developed the Business Mastery System for Entrepreneurs, revealing strategies on how to find capital around the world. Whether seminars, webinars, panels, master mind groups, speaking engagements or public appearances Michael reveals how to develop a “Master Plan” and shape a corporate story to attract investment capital, client acquisitions and relationships in the current economy and our ever-changing world and teaches how to develop and present a “killer” presentation that will move clients to action.
Michael advises and guides entrepreneurs on building and funding companies from multinational companies to emerging growth companies to start-ups. He has planned, advised, managed, co-managed, underwritten and been a syndicate member or participant raising hundreds of millions of dollars for hundreds of clients, listing many on the New York, American, NASDAQ, over the counter and foreign exchanges in Europe and Asia.
Through his years of working globally Michael has built a network of exceptionally talented people and has created an atmosphere that rewards initiative, independent thinking and integrity. Michael guides the development and growth of companies to be efficient and productive as he has the knowledge to work with legal counsel on all sides and the experience to work inside the investment banking community. He helps keep legal expenses lower, document delivery times faster and accelerates the capital formation process with deep network relationships in the investment community.
Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards; served as Chairman or President of many profit and not-for-profit boards and organizations including Chairman or President of many financial service national trade associations and is leader and participant in a number of charitable events throughout the year.