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About Michael

Mike Recchia advises clients on the US tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions, and debt and equity investments primarily in the energy, infrastructure and real estate industries. He represents public and private companies as well as private equity funds. Prior to joining Bracewell, Mike regularly advised major financial institutions on the US tax aspects of asset securitizations (including CLOs, REMICs, REITs and CRE-CLOs), structured notes, swaps and other derivatives transactions.

Mike is a member of the New Jersey Composting Council and Sustainable Jersey City, nonprofits focused on environmental stewardship and renewable energy.


Recent Notable Matters

Alinda Capital Partners — sale to Senterfitt Holdings Inc. of certain entities that owned a 49 percent voting interest (50 percent economic interest) in MMGP Holdings LLC, the owner of the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

Sol Systems — minority investment from KKR to scale Sol Systems’ Impact + Infrastructure approach and the formation of a strategic partnership with a commitment from KKR of up to $1 billion to acquire shovel-ready solar development projects 

Sixth Street — $700 million acquisition of equity interests in joint venture owning various energy products pipelines and related logistics assets

DT Midstream — $750 million revolving credit facility and $1 billion term loan B, in connection with its spin-off from DTE Energy Company, as borrower

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $1.225 billion acquisition of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, a natural gas pipeline and storage joint venture between Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Sabalo Energy, LLC — sale of Midland Basin assets to Laredo Petroleum Inc. for $606 million in cash and 2.507 million shares of Laredo’s common stock

Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. — acquisition of Prime Window Systems, LLC

Publications and Speeches

“NJ's Food Waste Recycling Mandate for Businesses: Creating a Sustainable Food Eco-System,” New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, June 2021.

“Ask the Experts: Composters Technical Expertise,” NYS Organics Summit, April 2021.

“Transition From IBOR to Alternative Rates Avoid Tax Under Proposed Regulations,” Journal of Taxation of Investments, 2020.



Georgetown University Law Center,
LL.M., Taxation
with distinction
Georgetown University Law Center,
The College of New Jersey,
B.S., Finance (minor in Accounting)
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York


Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey





United States Department of the Treasury, Office of International Tax Counsel, Legal Intern
United States Department of Transportation, Office of the Inspector General, Legal Intern
New Jersey Composting Council, Treasurer
Sustainable Jersey City, Treasurer and Board Member