Michael Laird is an experienced transaction lawyer concentrating his practice in commercial real estate, project development, finance, construction and leasing. Mr. Laird has represented developers, commercial and institutional lenders, investors, contractors, architects and others involved in the commercial real estate industry. He also advises hospitality industry and healthcare clients, has experience in environmental law, gaming industry matters and Indian law, and has been involved extensively with the development and financing of both traditional and alternative energy generation facilities for over a decade.
Mr. Laird has published numerous articles on real estate issues and has been a frequent speaker to industry groups and attorneys.
Mr. Laird has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers in the field of real estate since 2003, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America in real estate. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's real estate practice group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a Past President of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute - Oklahoma.
As co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, he has published numerous articles on real estate issues and has been a frequent speaker to industry groups and attorneys. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a past president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council and member of the Urban Land Institute–Oklahoma.
An active community leader, Michael currently serves on several boards, including: Allied Arts Foundation, Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Myriad Gardens Foundation, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.Michael received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.