Mike focuses on strategic transactions that lead corporate clients through all phases of the business life cycle.

Overview

Mike brings a practical approach to business transactions. With a degree in finance, he understands the business as well as legal implications involved in buying and selling businesses and all aspects of a company's financing needs.

Attune to the ebb and flow of business, Mike adeptly navigates strategic sales, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs for companies in the U.S. and Canada. He has counseled public and private companies including national franchisees and agricultural ventures. He advises clients on private offerings of equity and debt securities, including preferred stock issuances, convertible debt issuances and tax credit financings designed to move business forward.

Experience

Business-focused, Mike handled strategic acquisitions for a Fortune 50 company in the U.S. and Canada and advised on multiple sales of privately-held companies to publicly-traded companies and private equity firms.

With a strong focus on the agricultural industry, Mike negotiated multiple acquisitions for an ESOP in the agricultural industry, and represents an agricultural fund in equity investments in multiple agricultural ventures in the U.S.

Has assisted various clients in all aspects of finance from raising capital through private offerings of equity and debt securities to secured and unsecured lending transactions.

Experienced in franchise law, he represented national franchisees in the acquisition of over 50 franchise stores.

Mike is adept at tax-credit financing transactions including new market tax credit financing, the syndication of state renewable energy tax credits and PACE financing.

Underscoring the firm's commitment to pro bono service, Mike engaged in the community and developed team and individual leadership skills as a graduate of the Leadership Clayton Program.

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American Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Mike served in the U.S. Navy for five years with three years as a non-commissioned officer. Mike is a graduate of the Leadership Clayton Program.

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2007
  • Illinois, 2014

Education

University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

DePaul University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, 2003

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