Mike is well regarded for his ability to provide his clients with strategic insight throughout their business life cycles. As both a transactional lawyer and a trusted advisor on litigation strategy, Mike offers clients holistic advice that considers their broader business goals, risks and opportunities.
Mike advises and counsels public and private companies, real estate investment trusts, and lending and financial institutions on sophisticated and complex real estate matters throughout the country. His clients call on him for assistance with a range of matters, including the formation and termination of large-scale joint ventures, portfolio acquisitions, real estate development, private equity investments, strategic alliances, and debt and equity financing and restructuring.
Mike has a national reputation as a go-to advisor in transactions involving golf courses/country clubs, marinas, hotels and other resort properties in the hospitality sector, as well as in deals that involve business with significant real estate assets, such as automobile dealerships and service stations, self-storage businesses, manufacturing and power plants, and port storage and ship loading facilities.
Many of Mike’s clients call on him to supervise their most complex litigation matters. He builds effective and efficient teams, manages cases and budgets, participates in trials and, as needed, develops settlement strategies and leads mediation and settlement conferences.