Michael Dvoracek

Michael Dvoracek

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Michael (Mike) Dvoracek is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. He joined the Firm in 2013 and has practiced as a member of the Firm’s Global Transactional Practice Group and Global Funds Group since 2018.

Mike regularly participates in pro bono projects focusing on domestic and cross-border social justice initiatives. Additionally, Mike previously worked in the management-side labor and employment space for a number of years before joining the Firm’s Global Funds Group.

Practice Focus

Mike focuses his practice on private equity fund formation with a particular emphasis on real estate funds. He advises private equity fund managers on structuring, formation and marketing matters in connection with establishing private equity funds, as well as regulatory, operational, compliance and corporate governance matters that arise from the operation of such funds. Mike also advises investors on fund investments and co-investments and he has related experience with investment adviser and broker-dealer regulatory compliance, real estate joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Transaction counsel to a high-volume alternative real estate fund sponsor in connection with the acquisition and financing of nearly USD 2 billion in real estate assets and the issuance of over two dozen Delaware statutory trust (DST) offerings that have raised nearly USD 700 million in equity on a Code Section 1031-incentivized basis.
  • Transaction counsel to alternative real estate fund sponsor concerning the issuance of a series of three "qualified opportunity zone" (QOZ) funds that have raised USD 1.6 billion in capital commitments supporting multifamily real estate development valued at over USD 3.5 billion.
  • Primary fund counsel to institutional fund sponsor with respect to the issuance and operation of a series of real estate funds and real estate joint ventures.
  • Transaction counsel to real estate development company in connection with GP-led restructurings, recapitalizations and financings comprising greater than 50 industrial estate assets valued at over USD 2 billion.
  • U.S. regulatory counsel to non-U.S. investment advisers concerning ongoing regulatory compliance and global fundraising efforts.
  • U.S. fund counsel to Asia Pacific-based fund sponsor regarding the issuance of multiple Pan-Asian real estate and credit funds that have raised over USD 5 billion in capital commitments.
  • Transaction counsel to retail sponsor of programmatic oil and gas funds.
  • Counsel to U.S. and non-U.S. family offices and sovereign wealth funds in relation to the evaluation of and participation in U.S. real estate and private equity funds.


  • Illinois~United States (2018)


  • John Marshall Law School (JD) (2018)
  • DePaul University (MPA, with distinction) (2014)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA) (2012)


  • English
  • French