Mike has appeared in most of the common pleas courts in Ohio, Federal Court in the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and The Ohio Supreme Court. Mike graduated from Capital University Law School magna cum laude, where he was Moot Court Champion, Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, and was published in the Law Review.
Mike graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, as a Finance Major. Mike previously worked for a real estate boutique law firm, a litigation boutique firm, and a statewide corporate defense firm. Prior to attending law school, Mike worked for Andersen Consulting, Pizzuti Realty, and Buckeye Real Estate Property Management.
Mike was chosen as an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Mike was also named one of Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under Forty Award Recipients in 2011. Mike is the immediate Past President of the Ohio Land Title Association, former Chair of the Ohio Land Title Association Education Committee (4 years), Chair of the Education Committee and Trustee of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (5 years), President elect of the Northern Ohio chapter NAIOP, and member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Mike is also a licensed title insurance agent and real estate salesperson (inactive status). He has written numerous articles and given many presentations on subjects of interest to the real estate industry. He is also a contributing author to Baldwin’s Ohio Practice Ohio Real Estate Law. His background in real estate and passion for litigation makes him well-suited to handle disputes for real estate companies.