Michael, a corporate and securities attorney with over 35 years experience, practices from the firm’s Cleveland office. His focus includes the areas of mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance; public and private securities offerings, executive compensation and shareholders’ communication matters, and defensive tactics in tender offers. He also counsels clients, including start-up and emerging growth companies, angel groups and venture funds, in seed and venture capital and other equity, debt and non-dilutive capital financings.
Michael lectures and writes articles on securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He taught courses on mergers and acquisitions as an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law from 1999-2000. Additionally, he has frequently been cited as an attorney experienced in antitakeover and securities issues in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer, as well as others. Michael has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law.