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Michael V. Moro, II

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Donna Jones757.840.2990
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Mike Moro is a partner in the firm’s General Commercial Practice Group. Mike advises business owners and business organizations on matters concerning commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. He assists clients in connection with the preparation of governing documents, shareholder agreements, and operating agreements. He negotiates commercial contracts, including software license agreements and cloud computing agreements, handles all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, and advises clients in connection with the negotiation of commercial lease agreements.

Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Mike served as Of Counsel at a boutique business law firm and prior to that, served as Corporate Counsel for a NASDAQ-listed financial services company. Previously, Mike served as Senior Counsel for a global sports and entertainment technology provider and also worked at law firms in Miami, FL and Rome, Italy. Mike speaks Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • Years lived in Italy
  • Shots of espresso per day
  • Cities lived in
  • Wonderful son
  • You have lived in many places throughout your life. Tell us about your favorite.

    My favorite city is Siena. It was the first Italian city I lived in and I fell in love with it immediately. It is in the heart of Tuscany and the history, art, architecture, and food are all amazing.

  • If you had chosen a career other than law, what would you be doing?

    I would be a teacher. I was very fortunate to have had several wonderful teachers and coaches that helped me in many ways, and I would love to pay that forward.

  • Do you have a guiding philosophy for your law practice?

    I always try to keep an open mind and listen more than I speak.


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A.


  • Handled all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions for a publicly traded company, including acquisitions in Europe and South America
  • Represented client in the successful renegotiation of its syndicated credit facility
  • Represented client in the negotiation of software license agreements and cloud services agreements with national retailers
  • Negotiated complex IT service agreements with global sports federations and broadcasters
  • Assisted clients with entity formation and the preparation of governing documents, including bylaws, shareholder agreements and operating agreements
  • Acted as general counsel to the US subsidiaries of foreign companies


  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
  • Virginia Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center, Consulting Attorney
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Sandler Center Foundation Giving Circle
  • Hampton Roads Community Foundation Community Leadership Partners


  • Virginia State Bar
  • The Florida Bar
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