Mike believes that effectively serving his clients requires a curiosity and an interest in learning not just their legal problems but also their business and goals. Mike works hard to develop successful client relationships where clients will not only call when they have problems, but view their Faegre Drinker relationship as a valuable, on-going collaboration.
Mike has experience representing clients in many industries, including:
- Food and agriculture
- Financial services
- Health care and related services
- Multifamily housing
- Arts and entertainment
- Senior housing and care
Before joining Faegre Drinker, Mike practiced in the Chicago office of an international law firm, where he cultivated high-level transactional and litigation skills in restructuring and bankruptcy. Mike counseled corporate debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, and creditors and contract counter-parties in distressed situations.
Prior to attending law school, Mike worked in public opinion research, performing quantitative and qualitative research studies for a host of corporate and nonprofit clients. He also worked for several prominent national political campaigns in Iowa, Virginia and Alaska.
Mike lives in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. Hobbies sound very fun to Mike, and he fully intends to develop some once the previously mentioned sons are both sleeping through the night.