A Tough Litigator
With over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, Michael has experience in state and federal courts in 15 states. Michael’s comfort in a courtroom and skill in persuasively presenting a case are assets to his clients. He has handled key cross-examinations in major jury trials, won multimillion-dollar judgments for clients, and presented cases so effectively that several opposing parties have chosen to settle during trial.
Corporate & Chancery Litigation
Clients seek Michael’s advice when complicated matters span categories and fit neatly nowhere, with Michael often stepping in as lead attorney when cases are unable to resolve without trial. Michael heads complex M&A disputes, shareholder litigation and represents private equity clients in difficult corporate disputes.
Landlord/Tenant Class Actions
Michael is an experienced litigator on both the plaintiff and defendant sides of landlord/tenant class actions. Representing defendants in single family rental disputes in Colorado, Washington and Minnesota, Michael also litigates on the plaintiff side for tenants.
Michael puts clients’ business goals first, developing case strategies that avoid or prepare for litigation as appropriate. He has represented financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, private companies, banks, hedge funds, shareholders, insurance companies, indenture trustees, manufacturers, technology companies and professional service firms.