Education
2000
University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Arts, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
2003
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Juris Doctor
Professional Membership
American Bar Association; Business Law Section; Litigation Section
North Carolina State Bar Association; Business Law Section; Litigation Section
Wake County Bar Association
North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Business Attorney

Michael is a member of the firm’s NC Planning team, focusing his legal practice primarily on business planning and corporate law. In his more than a decade of experience as a business attorney and commercial litigator, Michael has built his practice upon the comprehensive representation of business and individual clients.  His years of experience handling contested, complex commercial matters and sophisticated business transactions makes him ideally suited to address the varied needs of growing businesses.

With great attention to detail, a strong analytical approach and a high level of responsiveness, Michael strives to serve his client’s needs with excellence by understanding their interests and goals and seeking the best solution for the problem at hand. While he’s no stranger to complicated and volatile legal battles, Michael believes that, more often than not, his clients’ interests are best served by thoughtful planning and a mind toward resolving disputes instead of prolonging them.  As a part of the NC Planning team, Michael is able to provide clients with truly open communication and ongoing legal planning that maximizes the client-attorney relationship and suits the needs of businesses and individuals alike.

Outside of the practice of law, Michael is a true “family man” who loves to spend time with his wife and two children. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael practically bleeds black and gold, consistently cheering on the Steelers and Penguins and holding out hope that the Pirates may one day find their way back to the World Series.  In his spare moments, you may find Michael plucking away at an acoustic guitar, watching a Star Wars movie with his kids or studying the finer points of Texas Hold’em poker.