Michael has significant experience representing clients in commercial real estate transactions and business transactions. He counsels and represents clients in both domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, lending, leasing, restructurings, construction, zoning, and development work. Prior to joining the firm, he was the senior counsel for real estate for a Fortune 100 company. Michael further assists clients with his knowledge in business and commercial matters.
Michael earned a J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law in 1994. He received a B.A., with distinction, from University of Illinois--Champaign-Urbana in 1991.
Admissions - Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
Admissions - State
- University of Illinois College of Law
- University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Honors and Awards
- "AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers (2010, 2011)
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Public Service and Volunteerism
- Vice President, University of Illinois Law Alumni Association (2009-2012)
- Coach, Batavia Youth Baseball Teams (2009-present)
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