Mike has called the Valley of the Sun home since 1976. He is often asked, “So tell me, what kind of law do you practice Mike?” His answer to that frequent question is simple, "I don't just practice a type of law, I represent a particular type of client. My clients range from individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and leaders of their respective industries. Whether those that call on me for assistance are individuals, start-ups, employers of a few, or industry titans, they all demand an attorney they can trust unequivocally in their hour of need who treats them as if they were the only client. They want someone they can call on day or night, at any hour. They want to know that they have a committed partner and team member in their corner, not just another lawyer. So I don't just practice a type of law, I work with a type of client."
Mike is "AV rated", the highest rating given through Martindale Hubble's® Peer Review Ratings System. That rating comes from a survey of fellow attorneys and judges.
Every significant business needs two outside professionals: an accountant and a lawyer. Mike provides vital assistance in almost every aspect of his clients’ businesses. In addition to his legal and business experience, Mike’s business clients benefit from his broad network of entrepreneurs, financing sources, and other professionals.
Mike has assisted new businesses in nearly every aspect, including formation, tax status, securing trademarks, drafting of operating and partnership agreements, establishing financial relationships, and securing financing. Mike’s more seasoned business clients have counted on his practical business and legal experience to complete challenging transactions such as the following:
Sophisticated Real Estate Transactions
Since 2008, Mike has been at the forefront of the largest urban land assemblage by a private entity in the history of the United States. Having personally negotiated sales agreements with hundreds of property owners, he understands that each transaction is unique. Mike has served as legal counsel for buyers and sellers in over 750 real estate transactions, and he has spearheaded every aspect of those transactions, including contract negotiation, due diligence, environmental review, funding, closing, and enforcement. His transaction experience spans the real estate field, from the simplest of purchase and sale agreements, to the most complex bond lease agreements, easements, sale-lease backs, and abandonments.
Few attorneys have the experience or knowledge of the very rare and complex real estate field of condominium terminations. The condo termination mechanism can present developers and owners with unique opportunities to transform a good property investment into a great one. Mike’s recent condo termination transactions are illustrative:
Litigation and Appeals
Litigation isn’t a theoretical or academic exercise; it takes a unique blend of experience, smarts, strategy and good old-fashioned hustle. When a business dispute turns into business litigation, the winning party is often the one with the lawyer who has a track record of winning cases, making deals, and getting things done. Mike has a proven track record of winning for his clients in business litigation, both at the trial and appellate court levels:
Committed to delivering the very best to each and every client.
We have a reputation for providing high quality representation and reliable counsel.
Our Firm represents clients ranging from individuals, businesses, traded fortune 500 companies and industry leaders.
Our genuine concern for our clients has helped our firm achieve success Rising Star by Super Lawyers® AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.