Michael Straw

Managing Director

Capital Markets

New York

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  • Michael Straw is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at Hodges Ward Elliott. Michael joined the company in 2016 to form the Capital Markets platform and is responsible for all aspects of deal origination, management and execution. Since founding the group, Michael has closed approximately $20 billion of financing transactions.

  • Prior to joining HWE, Michael was an attorney in the M&A group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where he advised on over $40 billion of transactions across a variety of industries, including hospitality, gaming and REITs.

  • Michael graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar.