Mike Helmer focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, other commercial transactions, corporate governance and general corporate counseling. His clients are concentrated in the technology, energy and power, life sciences and transportation sectors. He acts as outside general counsel to numerous companies and has extensive experience in international transactions.

    As an M&A lawyer, he has three decades of experience representing purchasers, sellers, issuers, investors, lenders, management groups, special committees and others in a wide variety of industries and sectors. He is perpetually rated a Chambers and partners M&A lawyer and has been named a NJ Super Lawyer and Top Deal Maker. He also served as an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance at Seton Hall Law School.

    With respect to pro-bono matters, Mike has served on a number of charitable boards. He has lectured at the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans on multiple occasions and in 2016, was named by the Boy Scouts of America as one of their Distinguished Citizens of the Year. He was previously honored by the Arc of New Jersey, an organization that protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental differences.

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    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1988
    • St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1984


    • New Jersey
    • New York

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • New Jersey Bar Association
    • New York Bar Association
    • Trustee, Finance Committee, Summit Area Public Foundation
    • United States Golf Association, Museum and Library Committee
    • Baltusrol Golf Club, History and Law Committees
    • Former Councilman, City of Summit, New Jersey


    • English
    • Recognized in Chambers and partners USA as "the quintessential business lawyer" by impressed clients, who also praise his ability to "understand the client's perspective" and to “advise on extremely complex deals.”
    • Named by New Jersey Business News as one of its top attorney "Deal Makers." 
    • Recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.
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