Michael N. Glanz

Partner - Boston

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Michael Glanz has an active and extensive global commercial law practice. He regularly advises U.S. companies doing business in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, as well as non-U.S. clients with operations in the U.S. and other countries. Michael counsels these clients on cross-border acquisitions and other transactions, joint venture negotiations, and the structuring of multinational business operations. He chairs Foley Hoag’s International Business Practice and is a past-Deputy Chair of the firm's Business Department.

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  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Tufts University, B.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, 1981

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading UK provider of participation media services in the sale of its US operations
  • Assisted a U.S. high technology company in organizing a WFOE in China
  • Represented a Norwegian defense manufacturer in setting up operations in the U.S.
  • Assisted a U.S.-based NGO in setting up a wholly-owned subsidiary in India
  • Extensive experience with international forestry ventures including acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures in New Zealand, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Guatemala
  • Represented a U.S. travel services company in a reverse acquisition with an Irish company
  • Represented a Malaysian investor in a joint venture in the U.S.
  • Provided Pro Bono assistance to an NGO setting up operations in various countries in South America and Africa
  • Acted as U.S. counsel for a Japanese company in its acquisition of a U.S. medical device company
  • Served as privatization counsel to the Government of Guyana in connection with the privatization of numerous state owned entities including the national airline and companies in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in acquiring operations in Spain and Mexico
  • Assisted a U.S. high technology company in setting up a wholly-owned distribution network in Europe and Asia
  • Represented a U.S. company in the sale of manufacturing and distribution operations in the U.K., France and Australia


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rating
  • Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • John Ordronaux Prize for Academic Distinction, Columbia Law School
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Board Member, AIM International Business Council (2010 - present), Vice Chair (2015 - present)
  • Member, International Executives Resources Group (2009 - present)
  • Boston Bar Association, International Law Section, Co-Chair (2000 to 2002), Vice Chair (1999-2000)
  • Boston Bar Association, International Transactions Committee, Co-Chair (1999-2001)
  • "The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," International Executive Resources Group - Boston Chapter, FCPA Roundtable
  • "Doing Business in the U.S. - Legal and Other Considerations," i2an Annual Meeting
  • Chair, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education:  Doing Business Abroad - A lawyer’s tool kit for the global age
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education: Corporate Basics - Licensing; International Contracting
  • Guest lectures on international joint ventures at MIT Sloan School
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  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia