A significant portion of Michael Palmer’s practice involves assisting international and domestic clients with business organization, corporate compliance and commercial matters. His practice also includes counseling clients in all types of corporate finance transactions, including conventional and Islamic finance matters, and mergers and acquisitions.
Michael has for several years assisted clients based in the Middle East and North Africa region. He has significant experience in Qatar and regularly advises clients on a wide range of compliance and corporate matters governed by Qatar law and regulation.
Michael also maintains a robust pro bono practice. In recognition of his service, Michael received the Loyola Law Clinic Award as a student practitioner. Michael has also been recognized as Patton Boggs’ Pro Bono Associate of the Year. In addition to his legal practice, Michael has served as a guest lecturer at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Ian W. Claiborne, Chief Judge, 18th Judicial District Court (Louisiana). Michael also served as an extern law clerk for The Honorable Thomas M. Brahney, III, and The Honorable Thomas H. Kingsmill, Jr., US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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