Michael Tucci heads the firm’s federal practice in Washington, D.C. His work encompasses myriad issues for clients throughout the country who deal with federal regulatory agencies and other government entities, focusing primarily on commercial and mortgage banking issues, insurance, and large-scale real estate development and acquisitions. He recently successfully settled a matter involving claims of fraud, conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty against Wall Street and regional investment banking concerns in the sale of a mortgage banking operation in Arizona. Michael also serves as counsel to the consortium of the nation's largest crop insurers writing crop insurance under the federal crop insurance program. This representation includes negotiating reinsurance agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and pursuing the insurer's claims for contractual recovery. Michael is also retained by government contractors in pre and post award bid contests in the Court of Federal Claims.
Michael advises numerous financial services companies on various regulatory, transactional and litigation issues involving commercial and mortgage banking and large portfolio and asset sales. He has represented these companies in merger and acquisitions, efforts to raise capital and real estate transactions. Of particular note, Michael has been retained by several real estate advisory firms involved in the privatization of military housing, and has provided the legal services necessary to document and close military housing privatization transactions involving over $1 billion in military housing assets.
As a result of the recent turmoil in the financial services industry, Michael has been retained by numerous financial services companies to help them navigate the volatile waters caused by that turmoil and to interact with government regulatory officials.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as Senior Counsel to the Resolution Trust Corporation, (RTC), the federal agency created by Congress in 1989 to resolve the savings and loan crises. In that capacity, he directed the litigation efforts of the staff in over 50,000 lawsuits, oversaw the negotiation and documentation of complex acquisitions of failed financial institutions, and advised the RTC division directors and deputies in all aspects of the operation of a federal agency.
Before joining the RTC, Michael served as a Senior Attorney with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C. His government experience also included the drafting of major legislation and implementing regulations governing the operation of federal agencies.