Biography

Michael Flynn is Co-Partner in Charge of the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Practice Groups.  Mr. Flynn's practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and general corporate representation.  He has extensive experience counseling publicly held companies on corporate governance matters, activism matters, defensive measures, disclosure issues and other complex securities law issues.

Mr. Flynn's clients include publicly traded and privately held high growth, technology, life science, manufacturing, real estate, home building, restaurant and consumer products companies.  He also provides counsel to equity funds and investment banking firms.

Mr. Flynn received his J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1985 and his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1982.  He is a member of the State Bar of California.  He was named one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California by the Daily Journal in 2006.  Mr. Flynn has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine since 2012 and is a past President of The Pacific Club. 

Representative Transactions:*

Selected Mergers & Acquisitions Experience:

  • Represented Newport Corporation in connection with its $980 million acquisition by MKS Instruments, Inc.
  • Represented PneuDraulics, Inc. in connection with its $325 million sale to TransDigm Group Incorporated
  • Represented Eureka Restaurant Holdings, LLC in connection with its rollup of store partnerships and subsequent recapitalization with KarpReilly, LLC
  • Represented TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. in connection with its $2.8 billion acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Represented Lazy Dog Restaurants, LLC in connection with its rollup of store partnerships and subsequent recapitalization with Brentwood Associates
  • Represented Bruxie, LLC in connection with its recapitalization with Catterton Partners
  • Represented Celtic Leasing Corp. in its acquisition by MB Financial Bank, N.A.
  • Represented International Bay Clubs, Incorporated (including its wholly owned subsidiaries Balboa Bay Club, Inc. and The Newport Beach Country Club, Incorporated) in its acquisition by an investor group led by Eagle Four Partners and Pacific Hospitality Group
  • Represented Yard House Restaurants in its $200 million acquisition by TSG Consumer Partners
  • Represented CKE Restaurants, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition by Apollo Management L.P.
  • Represented TGV Capital Partners in its acquisition of portfolio company Thompson/Center Arms, Inc.
  • Represented TGV Capital Partners in its $102 million sale of Thompson/Center Arms, Inc. to Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
  • Represented Mimi's Café Restaurants in its $182 million acquisition by Bob Evans Farms
  • Represented Innovate Partners Inc. in its sale of portfolio company Ultimate Ears, LLC to Logitech International
  • Represented Hawker Pacific Aerospace in its acquisition by Lufthansa Technical
  • Represented Legacy Pharmaceuticals International in its acquisition of certain businesses from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • Represented Z Tejas Restaurants, Inc. in its acquisition by Karp Reilly, LLC

Selected Debt and Equity Security Offerings Experience:

  • Represented TRI Pointe Group, Inc. in a public offering of $300 million senior notes
  • Represented the distribution agent in a $200 million "At the Market" offering program for Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $46 million follow-on offering of Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $103.5 million initial public offering of The Habit Restaurants, Inc.
  • Represented TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. in a private placement under Rule 144A of $900 million senior notes
  • Represented CKE Restaurants, Inc. in a $150 million private placement of convertible subordinate notes
  • Represented Fidelity National Financial, Inc. in a public offering of $250 million principal amount of notes
  • Represented CKE Restaurants in a private placement under Rule 144A of $200 million senior subordinated notes
  • Represented Fidelity National Financial, Inc. in a $270 million secondary public offering of common stock
  • Represented Newport Corporation in a $360 million secondary public offering of common stock

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University - 1985 - Juris Doctor
  • University of Notre Dame - 1982 - B.A. Business Administration

Admissions

  • California Bar