Wythe Michael is a Partner in the firm’s General Commercial practice group where he advises closely held companies on business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, security offerings, commercial real estate, and business succession planning. Wythe also advises new and existing businesses in connection with governing documents, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and general contract matters. He regularly acts as outside “general counsel” assisting privately held companies close deals, evaluate and manage risk, and pursue new opportunities. Wythe frequently works with healthcare providers, manufacturing, construction, technology, real estate, dental, and veterinary businesses.

Wythe earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond and his B.A. from the College of William and Mary. He has been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a “Legal Elite” in Business.

  • Consecutive W&M Football games attended (son was punter)
  • Oceans surfed in (Atlantic, Pacific, & Southern)
  • Great kids
  • What is your favorite thing about your job?

    I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and their business and find it incredibly rewarding to work with them to help achieve their goals.

  • Do you like to travel?

    Yes. As our kids have gotten older, we have established a tradition of taking an annual family trip to a new destination. So far, we have visited many national parks in the US, several Caribbean destinations, and Costa Rica. This summer we are hoping to visit our daughter in Italy and Switzerland where she is doing a May semester through her college. And in 2022, my wife and I visited our middle son in Australia where he was doing a semester abroad. Definitely our favorite place and we hope to go back soon!

  • What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?

    I love to be outside. In addition to playing golf and hiking, I especially enjoy being on or around the water including surfing, stand up paddle boarding, open water swimming, and just chilling on a beach.


  • University of Richmond, J.D.
  • College of William and Mary, B.A.


  • Represented numerous business owners in the acquisition or sale of manufacturing, construction, technology, medical, dental, veterinary and service businesses.
  • Represented numerous issuers in structuring and implementing private securities offerings, raising in excess of $750 million in equity since 2003.
  • Assisted numerous business owners with succession planning and the transition of ownership to employees and third-party buyers.
  • Prepared and reviewed numerous employment and consulting agreements for physicians and mid-levels working for both practice groups and hospital systems.
  • Represented a private equity fund in a $75 million private securities offering for the acquisition of a large, diversified portfolio of commercial real estate properties.
  • Assisted a regional construction company in the formation of an ESOP and the purchase and financing of 100% of the company’s stock by the ESOP.
  • Advised a medical technology company in developing a model for joint venture arrangements with physician-users, including resolving regulatory issues, developing agreements and structuring securities offerings.
  • Represented several clients in the strategic acquisition or sale of distressed technology companies involving structured payments to creditors and potential shareholder earn-outs.
  • Represented several private equity and hedge funds in offerings targeting real estate and long/short opportunities.
  • Represented a regional venture capital firm in numerous “Series A”, “Series B” and “Series C” preferred stock investments, as well as several bridge financings in portfolio companies.


  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, American Health Law Association
  • Board of Directors, Do-Rights Inc. (local charity providing support to diabetic patients)
  • Regional Board of Directors, Chesterfield, Towne Bank
  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law and Health Care Law Sections)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors; Past Chair, Personnel Committee; Past Chair, Presidential Search Committee, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman of Advisory Council, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center


  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Speaking Engagements

  • Buy-Sell or Succession – What’s Your Plan? (September 2013 presentation to Business Beyond Banking program sponsored by local bank)


  • Virginia’s Legal Elite®, in Business, Virginia Business Magazine

Published Work

  • Using the New Crowdfunding Rules to Raise Capital, Paradigm Magazine
  • Evaluating Clinically Integrated Networks, What Should My Practice Consider Before Joining, Hampton Roads Physician Magazine
  • Advertising and General Solicitation Now Permitted for Companies Conducting Private Securities Offerings, Paradigm Magazine
  • Momentum Continues Toward Advisor and Fund Registration
  • Traps for the Unwary in TIC Deals, Co-authored with J.M. Ramey
  • SEC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Changes to Regulation D
  • The Virginia Limited Liability Company Act
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