Michael Goswami

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Michael is a business attorney who focuses his practice on producing creative solutions for his business-oriented clients, dealing with corporate and business planning, navigating business disputes, consulting on mergers and acquisitions, advising on real estate transactions, advising on lending, conducting negotiations, counseling on contractual relations, lobbying local and state governing bodies, and guiding his clients through complex regulatory environments.

Prior to law school, Michael interned with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in the Gang Task Force Unit. During law school, he worked with various prominent firms in Arkansas as a law clerk. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ben T. Barry in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas and as a legislative extern for Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). He was also a mentor to younger students and served on the Editorial Board of the Arkansas Law Review.

After law school, Michael continued his education by becoming a Master in Business Administration. While at the Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business, Michael was appointed as a member of the MBA Curriculum Redesign Committee.

Michael has shown a clear dedication to ethics, serving as an elected representative to the Student Conduct Council at the University of Arkansas School of Law, an appointed member of the Arkansas Law Review Disciplinary Committee, and as an appointed member of the University of Arkansas All-University Academic Integrity Board.

 

 

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Michael is a business attorney who focuses his practice on producing creative solutions for his business-oriented clients, dealing with corporate and business planning, navigating business disputes, consulting on mergers and acquisitions, advising on real estate transactions, advising on lending, conducting negotiations, counseling on contractual relations, lobbying local and state governing bodies, and guiding his clients through complex regulatory environments.

Prior to law school, Michael interned with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in the Gang Task Force Unit. During law school, he worked with various prominent firms in Arkansas as a law clerk. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ben T. Barry in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas and as a legislative extern for Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). He was also a mentor to younger students and served on the Editorial Board of the Arkansas Law Review.

After law school, Michael continued his education by becoming a Master in Business Administration. While at the Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business, Michael was appointed as a member of the MBA Curriculum Redesign Committee.

Michael has shown a clear dedication to ethics, serving as an elected representative to the Student Conduct Council at the University of Arkansas School of Law, an appointed member of the Arkansas Law Review Disciplinary Committee, and as an appointed member of the University of Arkansas All-University Academic Integrity Board.

 

 

Experience

Michael’s practice has afforded him opportunities in the following matters:

  • Advising clients on complex entity structuring for entering into highly regulated industries
  • Advising on, drafting for, and performing due diligence in relation to, lending transactions of between $5 million and $750 million
  • Advising on regulatory issues on the $100 million sale of a business
  • Representing clients before the Arkansas General Assembly to pass industry legislation
  • Representing clients before local regulatory bodies
  • Representing clients in external business disputes with vendors
  • Advising on and conducting negotiations for internal entity disputes between equity-holders
  • Advising on estate planning issues, including drafting of specialized trusts to hold National Firearms Act items
  • Advising charitable organizations on contracts with donors and donees
  • Negotiating employment agreements and arrangements for the benefit of professionals

 

Education

University of Arkansas School of Law, Juris Doctor (summa cum laude)

Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review

Elected Representative, Student Conduct Council

Appointed Member, Arkansas Law Review Disciplinary Committee

Founding Member, The Cardinal Society

University of Arkansas Walton Graduate School of Business, Master of Business Administration

Graduate Student Representative, All-University Academic Integrity Board

Member, MBA Curriculum Rebuilding Committee

General Counsel, The Cardinal Society

University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Arkansas Chancellor’s List

Sam M. Walton College of Business Dean’s List

Admissions

Arkansas

Publications

High Crimes, Treason, and Chicken Theft: Infamous Crimes in Arkansas and Disqualification from Political Office — 67 ARK. L. REV. 653 (2014)

The Shifting Landscape of Captive Insurance Arrangements — 35 Inside (NY State Bar. Assoc.) 33 (Spr./Sum. 2017)

Uniform Voidable Transactions Act as Adopted in Arkansas — Rose Law Firm Website (May 2017), available at https://www.roselawfirm.com/2017/05/uniform-voidable-transactions-act-as-adopted-in-arkansas/

Banking in the Medical Marijuana Industry is a Quagmire of Opportunity — Rose Law Firm Website (May 2017), available at https://www.roselawfirm.com/2017/05/banking-in-the-medical-marijuana-industry-is-a-quagmire-of-opportunity/

Guns or Ganja: Pick One and Only One — 52 Ark. Lawyer 24 (Spr. 2017), available at https://issuu.com/arkansas_bar_association/docs/the_arkansas_lawyer_spring_2017issu/26