Michael Coddington helps business entities, investors and investment banks plan for and execute major transactions and high-impact business moves. Michael represents investment banks, venture capitalists, and public and private companies in a variety of general corporate matters, merger and acquisition transactions, and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Securities Offering and Financing Transactions

Michael represents issuers, underwriters and investors in public offerings, PIPE transactions, Rule 144A transactions, public exchanges, and private offerings of debt and equity securities.

Public Offerings

Michael represents companies and investment banks in public offerings of equity and debt securities, including several IPOs and follow-on offerings in a variety of industries.

Private Placements, PIPEs and 144A Offerings

Michael represents issuers, investment banks, venture capital funds and hedge funds in private placements of debt and equity securities. He has represented issuers and underwriters on 144A offerings totaling more than $2.5 billion.

Indian Tribe Finance Transactions

Michael represents tribes and investment banks in securities offerings and financing transactions for gaming, hotel and entertainment facilities. Recent financings include high yield debt offerings and syndicated loans. He also represents developers, investors and machine lease vendors in financing transactions in Indian Country.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Michael represents buyers, sellers and financial advisors in transactions involving cash, equity and debt consideration.

Corporate Governance and Counseling

Michael represents public companies in SEC reporting, corporate governance matters, trading and disclosure practices, proxy regulation, resales of restricted securities, and equity compensation plans.


Bar Admissions



University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1996)

Augustana College
B.A. summa cum laude (1993)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Minneapolis Pops Orchestra Association — Board Member


  • Chambers USA — Nationwide, Native American Law: Finance, 2022-23
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2008, 2011; Native American Law, 2021
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