Ward and Smith, P.A.
Michael leads the Health Care practice. He counsels physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. He represents all types of closely-held businesses and their owners on such issues as the formation of business entities, financing transactions, and the merger, acquisition, and sale of businesses. Additionally, Michael advises banks, automobile and tractor finance companies, shopping center owners, homeowners' associations, and suppliers in the agricultural and construction industries on financing transactions, workouts, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and collections. His bankruptcy practice is focused on the representation of creditors in contested plan confirmation, relief from stay, cash collateral, lease assumption and assignment, fraudulent transfer, and preference litigation.
Michael also provides mediation services in bankruptcy cases. His mediation training includes the acclaimed 40-hour American Bankruptcy Institute/St. John’s University School of Law Bankruptcy Mediation Training Program held in New York.
He has been rated by his peers as "preeminent" in his respective fields of law.