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Michael J.
O'Donoghue

Of Counsel

Michael J. Donoghue is Co-Chair of Wisler Pearlstine’s Business, Corporate, and Tax practice group with over 35 years of experience practicing law.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: mod@wispearl.com
Assistant
Kristin Cullen
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

For over 35 years, Mr. O’Donoghue has advised and provided legal services for both national and local companies on matters involving finance, banking, employment, member, partner and shareholder issues, acquisitions, mergers, and complex contractual negotiation and drafting. He has significant experience in handling the negotiation and documentation of residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, development, and leasing. His clients come from diversified industries including real estate, health care, education, software development, human resources, manufacturing, franchising, and communications companies.

Mr. O’Donoghue’s expertise in the business world is enhanced by his personal experience. He served for 18 years on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Mr. O’Donoghue served on the boards of Madison Bank, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and VIST Bank, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He was a founder and member of the Board of Rabbit Software Corporation, a publicly traded company. He served on the board of Custom Care America, Inc. Having litigated cases for his first eight years of practice, including ten jury trials, Mr. O’Donoghue brings real world litigation experience to his role as a business attorney, a rare trait in most transactional attorneys.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O’Donoghue was a law clerk for President Judge David E. Groshens of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. Thereafter, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy, where for over four years he prosecuted and defended numerous military courts martial and served as legal officer in charge of a United States Naval support activity.

Representative Matters
  • Negotiated on behalf of a borrower with a lender the refinance of loans to 14 entities involving over $50 million.
  • Represented borrower in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae financing totaling over $100 million.
  • Negotiated the successful sale of all of the assets of two different manufacturing facilities despite significant shareholder disputes.
  • Represented client in the acquisition by reverse merger of two companies as it executed an initial public offering.
  • Represented medical practitioners in the negotiation of employment agreements with medical systems.
  • Represented numerous clients in the drafting, negotiation, and termination of employment agreements.
Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Villanova University Law School (J.D. 1967)

St. Joseph’s University (B.A. 1964)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

  • Board of Directors, Member (1996 – 2012)
  • Pension Committee, Chairman
  • Administration, Operations, Audit, Budget and Change Order Committees, Member

VIST Bank, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (Formerly Madison Bank and Leesport Bank)

  • Board of Directors Member (1992 – 2012)

Montgomery County Climate Change Advisory Committee

  • Chairman (January 2008 – 2012)

Villanova University Paralegal School

  • Founding Board, Member

Rabbit Software Corporation, a publicly traded corporation

  • Board of Directors, Member

Montgomery Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Corporate Counsel, Young Lawyers Section, Public Relations and Construction Committees, Past Chairman
  • Montgomery County Law Reporter, Past Editor
Charitable and Community Activities

Equorum et Plus Foundation, a charitable corporation dedicated to animal rescue and support

  • Member of the Board

Whitpain Recreation Association Foundation

Michael J.
O'Donoghue

Of Counsel

Michael J. Donoghue is Co-Chair of Wisler Pearlstine’s Business, Corporate, and Tax practice group with over 35 years of experience practicing law.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: mod@wispearl.com
Assistant
Kristin Cullen
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

For over 35 years, Mr. O’Donoghue has advised and provided legal services for both national and local companies on matters involving finance, banking, employment, member, partner and shareholder issues, acquisitions, mergers, and complex contractual negotiation and drafting. He has significant experience in handling the negotiation and documentation of residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, development, and leasing. His clients come from diversified industries including real estate, health care, education, software development, human resources, manufacturing, franchising, and communications companies.

Mr. O’Donoghue’s expertise in the business world is enhanced by his personal experience. He served for 18 years on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Mr. O’Donoghue served on the boards of Madison Bank, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and VIST Bank, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. He was a founder and member of the Board of Rabbit Software Corporation, a publicly traded company. He served on the board of Custom Care America, Inc. Having litigated cases for his first eight years of practice, including ten jury trials, Mr. O’Donoghue brings real world litigation experience to his role as a business attorney, a rare trait in most transactional attorneys.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O’Donoghue was a law clerk for President Judge David E. Groshens of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County. Thereafter, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Navy, where for over four years he prosecuted and defended numerous military courts martial and served as legal officer in charge of a United States Naval support activity.

Representative Matters
  • Negotiated on behalf of a borrower with a lender the refinance of loans to 14 entities involving over $50 million.
  • Represented borrower in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae financing totaling over $100 million.
  • Negotiated the successful sale of all of the assets of two different manufacturing facilities despite significant shareholder disputes.
  • Represented client in the acquisition by reverse merger of two companies as it executed an initial public offering.
  • Represented medical practitioners in the negotiation of employment agreements with medical systems.
  • Represented numerous clients in the drafting, negotiation, and termination of employment agreements.