Michael W. Kardash
Michael Kardash has extensive experience as both an attorney and an entrepreneur. Throughout his career as a law firm attorney and in-house counsel, Mike has represented public and private companies and their investors on a wide variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, business entity selection and formation, customer and vendor contracts, employment matters, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, litigation management and other general corporate matters.
Prior to starting Integral Business Counsel, Mike co-founded a start-up entity that eventually became Westec Intelligent Surveillance, Inc., the national leader in remote monitoring of video surveillance systems. From the company’s inception, Mike was a member of its senior management team and a trusted Board advisor. As EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, he personally performed due diligence for, negotiated, documented and closed five acquisitions that were key to Westec’s aggressive growth strategy. He also negotiated and closed more than $100 million in complex equity and bank financings required to fund acquisitions and operations. In addition, he handled all of Westec’s day-to-day legal matters, including customer and vendor contract negotiations, drafting and maintaining forms, human resource issues, maintenance of equity incentive compensation, litigation and risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate minutes and records, and all other legal issues.
Before co-founding Westec in 2003, Mike was Vice President, Legal, for TeleCorp PCS, Inc., a publicly traded wireless communications company with more than 1 million subscribers and $1 billion in annual revenue. He was a key member of TeleCorp’s senior management team, negotiating and closing several multi-billion dollar acquisitions and related financing transactions, culminating with the sale of TeleCorp to AT&T Wireless for $5.7 billion in 2002. Mike also managed a staff of six in-house legal personnel in the performance of day-to-day legal functions for TeleCorp.
Prior to joining TeleCorp in 2001, Mike spent five years in private practice, most recently with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., an Am Law 100 firm. His private practice was well timed with the transactional surge of the dot-com and telecom booms. He represented a host of technology and telecom clients ranging from start-up companies to multi-billion dollar public corporations in a large number of transactions including acquisitions, equity and debt financings, entity formation, contract negotiations, regulatory matters and a variety of general corporate matters.
- UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill, J.D.
- University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude
International Studies and Business Administration
Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia