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Michael F. McAllister, Esq.

Michael F. McAllister, Esq.
General Counsel
Michael@McAllisterLegal.com
 
Michael McAllister is ASI's General Counsel (GC), practicing law in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on entrepreneurial organizations, 501c3 and 501c4 organizations, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on high technology. Prior to the establishment of his law firm, Mr. McAllister was engaged as Vice President, Legal Affairs, for Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT). 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

McAllister & Associates, P.C.                                                              
Washington, D.C.
1993-Present


Mr. McAllister is the principal attorney for McAllister & Associates, P.C., a law firm located in Washington, D.C. Mr. McAllister represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters with an emphasis on high technology. Mr. McAllister has significant experience in the negotiation of commercial transactions including contracts for the procurement and launch of satellite systems and related technology.  Mr. McAllister has been lead counsel in the resolution of commercial contract disputes involving a satellite owner/ client which resulted in a negotiated settlement of $240,000,000. Mr. McAllister has participated in fundraising and member acquisition activity for 501c3 and 501c4 organizations that has raised an average of seventy-five million dollars per annum. This activity included the negotiation and implementation of strategic alliances with vendors of goods and services for sale to the membership of 501c3 and 501c4 charitable organizations.

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE CORPORATION (COMSAT)                       
Bethesda, MD
1979 – 1993

COMSAT, a division of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a communications company that provided telecommunications, entertainment and information services worldwide.  Mr. McAllister served as Vice President, Legal Affairs providing full service legal support for all of COMSAT’s commercial business, which included extensive participation in business solutions with senior management.  Mr. McAllister was responsible for negotiations regarding complex telecommunications systems, acquisitions and divestitures, satellite procurement and launch, satellite insurance, transponder leases, export control, formation of domestic and international joint ventures, intellectual property matters, environmental/toxic matters, real estate partnership/sale/financing, and international tax leveraged leasing for satellites.

FRIGITEMP CORPORATION                                                         
New York, NY   
Manager of Contracts, 1975 – 1979                                                                                

Frigitemp Corporation provided the interior habitat for United States naval vessels. Mr. McAllister served as Manager of Contracts and, in that role, negotiated contract terms and conditions and change orders with representatives of the United States Navy.

EDUCATION
 
University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor 1975
Associate Editor, Maryland Law Forum
 
University of Wisconsin, B.A.  History 1970
Distinguished Honors
 
University of Virginia, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business
Executive Development Program, 1986

PROFESSIONAL

Member of the Bar:

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Claims
United States Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals


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