Business and Corporate
Real Estate

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Anish Michael maintains a diversified business transactions practice, handling a wide array of corporate, commercial, and real estate matters for clients in a variety of industries.  His experience involves mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, project development, and business formation, restructuring and governance matters.  Anish serves as a trusted outside counsel to public and private companies in various business transactions and investments, as well as complex commercial real estate transactions.  As part of his transactional practice, Anish counsels board of directors and managers on governance matters and routinely provides strategic advice to clients on a variety of legal issues.

Prior to joining Lewis Bess in 2014, Anish was a partner in the corporate and commercial transactions practice group of a Texas-based law firm.  Anish is licensed to practice in Colorado and Texas.

Representative Client Industries

  • Chemicals
  • Coworking
  • Energy
  • Hospitality
  • Medical
  • Real Estate
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Telecommunications

Representative Experience

  • Represented medical insurance company in strategic equity and debt investments in medical device startups
  • Advised professional coworking startup in business structuring, licensing of office spaces, and day-to-day legal matters
  • Represented subsidiary of Fortune 500 company in the leasing of its industrial and office space portfolio
  • Represented commercial real estate owner in the refinancing of $7.5 million of debt for office building project
  • Represented oil and gas startup company in equity capital raises in excess of $200 million
  • Represented executive management team in the restructuring of their equity incentives affected by a company reorganization
  • Represented project subsidiary of global chemical company in the acquisition of land and development of the largest methanol production facility in the United States
  • Represented real estate portfolio company in joint venture with leading real estate development and investment company in the development of commercial real estate
  • Advised clean tech company in business structuring, debt and equity issuances, and governance matters
  • Served as local real estate finance counsel for project subsidiary of global chemical company in a $250+ million bond financing
  • Represented medical provider group in the joint venture of establishing a freestanding non-hospital emergency room facility
  • Represented mortgage services company in a merger transaction with an affiliate of a financial services-focused private equity firm
  • Represented Fortune 200 energy company in the acquisition of a retail electricity and natural gas provider
  • Represented national restaurant chain in the sale of restaurant ownership across multiple states in both equity and asset sales
  • Represented medical device startup in early stage financings and advised on corporate matters
  • Represented commercial real estate investor in the acquisition of and leasing of retail space in a commercial shopping center


St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D. 2004)
University of Texas at Austin (B.S. 2000)

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado (2014)
Texas (2004)
United States District Court, Western District of Texas (2006)

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012, 2013, 2014)
Judicial Intern to The Hon. Fred Biery, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (2002)
Comment Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal (2003-04)
Football Letterman - University of Texas at Austin (1999)

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Teach for America – Colorado (2019-current)
Champions Circle, Teach for America – Colorado (2017-18)

Publications and Presentations

How to Round the Bases in a Commercial Real Estate Transaction: Insights and Strategies of a Real Estate Deal from a Buyer’s Perspective, co-presenter with Lauren T. Claassen, Association of Corporate Counsel Rockies CLE (September 12, 2018)