Professional Experience

Michael’s practice involves the areas of business and commercial real estate, with emphasis on business acquisitions and dispositions, commercial real estate, finance transactions, general commercial transactions, and entity organization/formation issues.

He has significant experience handling real estate secured financings, complex acquisitions and dispositions, portfolio transactions, ground leases, sale/leasebacks, tax deferred exchanges and joint venture/partnership issues.

Michael has represented numerous privately held local companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, personal services, professional, technology, and sales/distribution, providing a wide range of advice and services.

Education

  • L.L.M. (Tax), New York University School of Law
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Washington

Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s top tax lawyers, 2001
  • Recognized by Washington CEO Magazine as one of Seattle’s top real estate transaction attorneys, 2006

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Seattle-King County Bar Association
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Probate & Trust Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Probate & Trust Section
    • Taxation Section
    • Business Law Section
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