Overview

Michael practices estate planning, estate administration and wealth preservation within the firm’s Corporate Department. His major areas of focus are estate planning, estate administration, asset protection and tax law.

Michael regularly publishes and presents on key issues around trust and estate planning. He is the Trust & Estate articles editor for Probate & Property Magazine and reports annually from the Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning for the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law  (LL.M., 2014)
  • St. Thomas University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
  • Washington & Jefferson College  (B.A., 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Wisconsin
  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
    • Probate & Property Magazine, Articles Editor, Trust & Estate
    • Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group, Chair
    • Generation Skipping Transfers Committee, Co-Chair
  • Collier County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Past Chair
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
      • Fellowship, 2014-2016
      • Executive Council Member
      • At-Large Member
      • Asset Protection Committee, Co-Vice-Chair
      • Information Technology Committee, Co-Vice-Chair
      • Estate & Trust Tax Planning Committee, Member
      • Law School Mentoring and Programming Committee, Member
    • Florida Probate Rules Committee, Member

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Trusts and Estates, 2021 - 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, Estate & Probate, 2019 - 2020
  • Naples Illustrated, Top Lawyers, Trusts and Estates
  • Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Graduate (Class II), May 2017
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, At-Large Member of the Year Award, 2017

Community

  • Collier County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors