Michael E. Hollingsworth II

T: 404.322.6080
F: 404.322.6321
Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW, Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363

Michael Hollingsworth, managing partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Atlanta office, is co-head of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Hollingsworth focuses on middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. He also serves on the Firm's Executive Committee, the governing body of seven partners who oversee firm standing committees, strategic initiatives, and firm operations.


  • Represents private equity and hedge funds relative to their formation, operations and investments
  • Industry experience includes food and beverage, consumer-branded products, healthcare, construction and aggregates, technology and telecommunications, media, manufacturing and distribution, and business services
  • A transactional lawyer in the Firm's multidisciplinary National Healthcare Practice Group

Awards and Honors

  • The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers (which ranks the top 614 M&A lawyers worldwide)
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers (2009-2012)
  • Georgia Trend's “Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers”
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, recognized as a leader in Corporate/M&A
  • Among 84 attorneys nationwide named by corporate counsel as the most client-service oriented in the fields of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional law as reported by BTI Consulting Group (2012)

Leadership Positions

  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2014
  • Founded the Southeastern M&A Forum (2005)
    • Brings together strategic buyers, investment bankers, private equity groups, lenders, accountants, and deal lawyers each fall for a mergers and acquisitions conference
  • Advisory Board, Next Generation Manufacturing
  • Advisory Board, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (Appointed by the Dean, 2011)
  • Board Member, Tulane Fund