Michael Hacker - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael Hacker focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and joint ventures, primarily representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies across many industries, including healthcare services. Michael also supports private equity portfolio companies and other business with counsel on day to day operations, including employment matters, equity incentives, commercial contracts, and corporate governance. Michael builds creative solutions by understanding clients’ business needs to complete transactions without added complexity.

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  • Represented Gauge Capital in its acquisition of Comprehensive EyeCare Partners, a management services organization providing business support services to ophthalmologists and optometrists, and multiple related add-on acquisitions.
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisitions of Reliant Rehabilitation, a provider of therapy services to skilled nursing facilities, and Milestone Technologies, a provider of managed information technology services to global enterprises, and in its carve-out acquisition of BIC Graphic from Société BIC S.A.
  • Represented Comvest Partners in its acquisition of Engage2Excel, a provider of employee recognition solutions, and its add-on acquisition of Rideau, Inc., and in the strategic merger of its portfolio company Sunteck Transport Group with TTS, LLC to create SunteckTTS, a multimodal, agent-based freight management service provider.

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  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2020-2024
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017-2020


  • Lawyers for Children America, attorney ad litem


University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business, MBA, 2013
University of Florida, BA, 2009