Michael DiGiacomo
Hogan Law Associates PLLC
570 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065
and two other Manhattan offices
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mdigiacomo@hoganlawassociates.com
Office: (212) 920-5210
Fax: (212) 920-4746

 

Areas of Practice
Michael DiGiacomo specializes in capital markets solutions and other financial transactions. He advises in the field of globalization and economic and international affairs, as well as international transactions in both established and emerging markets. He has extensive experience with CleanTech and alternative energy generation. Among other things, he was a litigator for corporate clients at Dewey.

Experience
Prior to founding Central Asia Advisors, Mr. DiGiacomo was a director and chief administrative officer of The Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce in New York City. The Institute, part of the State University of New York, offered graduate and executive-education programs in economic and international affairs, with an emphasis on the impact of globalization. Mr. DiGiacomo helped to create and offer the Institute’s successful entrepreneurial program, which included a Green Finance curriculum.

Prior to joining Levin he was chief financial officer of a publishing company, and worked for fifteen years as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Chase, Kidder Peabody, and Jones Lang LaSalle. As a banker he accomplished many international transactions in both developed and emerging markets, including Egypt, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Pakistan, and South Korea. His travels have taken him to over twenty-five countries and forty of the fifty states.

Mr. DiGiacomo is a graduate of Yale College and Fordham Law School (cum laude), served as a clerk to a U.S. appellate judge, and completed the Cleantech Executives course at NYU-Polytechnic Institute in December 2010. He served as a U.S. Navy officer for three years, and was formerly the chair of the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Accomplishments
Michael DiGiacomo is a founding partner of Central Asia Advisors, an investment banking and advisory firm concentrating on capital markets solutions for alternative energy generation and other financial transactions in Central Asia and elsewhere.  Among other things, the firm is involved in solar power installations in Kazakhstan, creation of a venture capital fund for Central Asian investors, and advice to large Kazakh companies on energy, construction, and leisure industry matters.

Education
• A.B., Yale College
• J.D. (cum laude), editor of Law Review, Fordham Law School
• Cleantech Execs course, New York University Polytechnic Institute

Other
• Former Chair of the Audit & Finance Committees of the Board of Trustees, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
• Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School
• Author, Apparently Unharmed: Riders of the Cresta Run and articles
• United States Navy, served to Lieutenant, Supply Corps.