Mike’s practice focuses on the corporate and securities aspects of complex business transactions. His services cover a wide range of challenges and opportunities clients encounter throughout the business life cycle.

In order to understand your objectives and address key business risks, Mike is easily accessible, continually working closely with you every step of the way.

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  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review

Mike has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, agribusiness, real estate and insurance.  Representative transactions include:

  • Counsel to various publicly held real estate investment trusts in connection with
    • twenty public offerings aggregating $890 million
    • $62 million offer to common equity in exchange for outstanding public debt
    • various continuous equity “at the market” offerings registering in excess of $750 million
  • Counsel to a publicly held agribusiness company in connection with
    • various acquisitions of operating companies aggregating $215 million
    • $68 million offering by an institutional selling shareholder
  • Counsel to a publicly held advanced manufacturing company in connection with
    • $90 million acquisition of a business with operations in North America and Europe
    • the acquisition of a public company by merger and the related registered exchange offer of common stock issued in the transaction

  • Board Member, Hilbert College 
  • Blessed Sacrament Parish Council, Member
  • Olmsted Home School Association, Treasurer
  • Member, National Alumni Association Board (NAAB), St. Bonaventure University
  • Event Committee Member, St. Bonaventure Gaudete Medal Awards Ceremony
  • Graduate, Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2013