Michael Burwick brings more than 25 years of legal and financial services industry experience to Taylor English. As a partner in the firm’s corporate department, Mr. Burwick focuses his practice on securities law, entertainment, sports and media Law and tax law. He also has significant real estate finance and government law experience.
Mr. Burwick serves as a trusted advisor to his clients, guiding them through adherence to complex tax and securities law provisions, maintenance and compliance issues and the resolution of controversies. He has a deep knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), state and local tax regulations, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated and enforced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Mr. Burwick has extensive experience advising clients in a wide range of tax and securities matters, including capital gains liability concomitant to the disposition of highly appreciated assets, investment in Qualified Opportunity Zones, the formation of Qualified Opportunity Funds and the use of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). He also provides counsel on various types of public and private offerings, including the use of crowd sourcing and crowd funding and private offerings made pursuant to Regulation D.
Mr. Burwick advises clients on compliance with securities laws and their associated rules and regulations and he advocates for financial services firms in conflicts with FINRA and the SEC. Brokers and dealers, registered investment advisers and asset managers rely on his breadth of skills to guide them through intricate legal matters and compliance issues. Mr. Burwick also has broad corporate law experience, including in entity formation, corporate governance issues and succession matters.
In addition to his role at Taylor English, Mr. Burwick serves as General Counsel to Asset Strategy Holdings and its various subsidiaries that included Asset Strategy Advisors (ASA). ASA is an independent, fee-based, consulting and investment advisory firm.
Mr. Burwick frequently writes and speaks on a wide range of securities law and tax law matters. Outside of his legal practice, he serves on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks (New England) and the Georgetown Law Advisory Board. He also plays an active philanthropic role at The New England Center for Children (NECC), a residential and day program serving autistic children since 1975.
Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association
National Society of Compliance Professionals
Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
Georgetown Law Advisory Board, Member
Autism Speaks, Chair of Corporate Development
The New England Center for Children, Host Committee Member
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM in Taxation, with honors, 2012
Georgetown University Law Center LLM in Securities Law and Financial Regulation, with honors, 2011
Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 1995
Boston University, BA, magna cum laude, with Distinction, 1991
The District of Columbia
Massachusetts (Candidate for Admission on Motion)
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
The United States Tax Court
The District Court for the District of Columbia
The District Court for the Northern District of Florida
The District Court for the Middle District of Florida
The District Court for the Southern District of Florida
American Law Society, “America’s Top Lawyers”
Marquis, “Who’s Who in American Law”
“The Top 100” list of American Attorneys
Phi Beta Kappa Society