Michael T. Lii

Michael T. Lii

Of Counsel


Michael represents clients in commercial finance transactions, with an emphasis on oil and gas transactions, mortgage warehouse loan facilities, and asset-based transactions. He also represents clients in derivative transactions.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D., 2008), Berkeley Business Law Journal, Staff Editor and Submissions Editor, Professor Edward Halbach, Graduate Student Researcher (2006-2008)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.M., Economics, 1997)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Economics and Statistics, 1993), Highest Honors in Economics and Departmental Citation in Statistics


  • Texas


  • Judicial Extern, United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California, Honorable Marilyn Morgan, 2006-2006


Representative Work

  • Represented agent bank in an $1.5 billion syndicated secured financing for an acquisition of oil and gas properties by an oil and gas company
  • Represented single bank in a $200 million credit facility for an equity sponsored oil and gas company
  • Represented agent bank in an $1.4 billion syndicated secured revolving and letter of credit/inventory credit facilities to an oil and gas storage company
  • Represented single bank in a $5 million revolving credit facility secured by receivables
  • Represented agent bank in a $200 million syndicated mortgage warehouse credit facility
  • Represented single bank in a $35 million mortgage warehouse facility
  • Represented an equity sponsored oil and gas company in a $15 million credit facility
  • Represented borrower in an $85 million syndicated revolving and term loan credit facility secured by equipment
  • Represented energy borrower/debtor in a $9 million debtor-in-possession credit facility
  • Represented various banks and end-user counterparties in the negotiation and documentation of ISDA Agreements for commodity and interest rate swaps and options

News & Resources


"An Empirical Examination of the Adequate Alternative Forum in the Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens." Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 8

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Attorney Michael Lii
Dorsey & Whitney Adds 10 More Lawyers in Dallas

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Lending Transactions
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Private Equity

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Texas Rising Stars (Banking), Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • Lawyers of Color, Southwest Region Hot List, 2013 (OBABL Media)


Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020
Michael T. Lii