Maria Mikhailova advises on real property, corporate, and commercial matters. Maria has extensive experience with real property transactions, including the sale, lease, and mortgage of all types of commercial and residential property. She also advises on corporate and investment transactions, including due diligence on potential acquisition targets, and handles the formation and maintenance of Russian legal entities.
A native Russian speaker, Maria is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of German.
Provide ongoing support to a cross-border religious organization in the acquisition and lease of nonresidential properties in various Russian cities. Assist the client with real estate and related matters, including zoning, construction, land, fire safety, and civil defense issues.
Conducted due diligence related to the acquisition of land plots in Ivanovo and St. Petersburg for further development of a retail facility by a major European retail operator.
Advised a private investment group from Kazakhstan on the development of “DIY” stores in Kazakhstan, including guidance in the finalizing of a master franchise agreement with a large European home improvement store chain.
Advised a leading Russian commercial bank on the sale of real property mortgaged to the bank.
Advised the leading cinema operator in Russia on various real estate matters related to the construction and management of cinemas.
Participated on the team of real estate lawyers that represented a Russian banking industry major, as lead arranger of a syndicate of 16 banks, on refinancing and restructuring of a machinery concern.
Conducted due diligence investigations for one of the largest Russian geological exploration holding companies as a part of an M&A transaction.
Assisted a leading global retailer with its year-plus effort to acquire a major Russian retail chainincluding extensive due diligence of all Russian (and offshore holding) assets of the target company.
Moscow State University, Russia, 2011, Law Degree, magna cum laude