Michael Iakovou

Top rated mergers & acquisitions attorney in New York, New York

KI Legal
Michael Iakovou
KI Legal

Practice Areas: Mergers & acquisitions, Banking, Real estate

Licensed in New York since: 2012

Education: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Languages Spoken: English, Greek, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022

KI Legal

40 Wall St
49th Floor
New York, NY 10005 Visit website


Michael Iakovou is the co-founder of KI Legal. With a valuable combination of legal and business experience, he understands the specific needs and challenges faced by corporations, Board of Directors and shareholders.

Michael focuses the bulk of his practice representing companies on a variety of day to day matters including but not limited to corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, commercial transactions including ground leasing, commercial financing and debt and vendor agreements.

Michael’s extensive business and legal skills were refined throughout his experience as a business owner in various unrelated business ventures. First-hand experience as both an investor and in-house counsel has allowed Michael to acquire a keen sense of any business owners’ concerns regarding asset protection, day-to-day operations, partnership issues, and all matters related to company expansion. This experience gave him the skills and knowledge to provide effective general counsel to a variety of businesses. 

Recently, Michael has been selected by Thomson Reuters® as a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and only 2.5% of attorneys in New York Metro receive this distinction.

Additionally, Michael was inaugurated into the Greek America Foundation’s 40 under 40 class of 2022, due to his concurrent professional and philanthropic excellence.  Furthermore, he is a member of the Hellenic Lawyers Association where he shares his passion for law and the pride of this Hellenic heritage with like-minded legal professionals. 

Practice areas

Mergers & acquisitions, Banking, Real estate: business
  • 60% Mergers & acquisitions
  • 30% Banking
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 2012, New York

Professional Webpage: https://kilegal.com/michael-iakovou/

Educational Background:
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY, Juris Doctor 
  • Fordham University, Fordham College at Rose Hill, Bronx, NY
  • Thomson Reuters® as a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star, Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Thomson Reuters®, 2022
  • Greek America Foundation’s 40 Under 40 (Class of 2022) , 40 Under 40: Class of 2022, Greek America Foundation, 2022
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Hellenic Lawyers Association , 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Hospitality
  • Institutional Lenders
  • Real Estate Development

Office location for Michael Iakovou

40 Wall St
49th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-404-8644


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

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