Michael Hickerson


Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Financial Services & Lending
  • General Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Private Equity

Bar Admissions 

  • South Carolina
  • Texas


  • Tulane University School of Law, JD, 2004
  • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science, 1998
  • Tulane Law Review

Large Law Firm Experience 

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP

Michael practices in the areas of financial services, commercial real estate, and general corporate practice work. He has advised borrowers and lenders in complex financial transactions involving syndications and participations, real estate lending, asset-based lending, and debt restructuring. Michael also represents local, regional, and national developers with the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of commercial real estate. Additionally, he advises businesses and their ownership groups in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, shareholder and operating agreements, and general contractual matters.


  • Author, When is a Partition Just a Partition and Not a Compromise? Hoover v. Hoover, published by Tulane Law Review

Honors and Recognition

  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Listed Securities & Corporate Finance (2013), Business/Corporate (2014, 2015)