Michael regularly provides clients strategic corporate counsel, including on business structuring and governance issues, capital raising through private equity offerings, shareholder agreements and disputes, and succession planning. Michael often provides outside general counsel services to clients, addressing their full range of legal needs through collaboration with other firm attorneys, in key areas including SEC compliance, employment, benefits, patent/trademark, government relations and litigation matters.
Michael has led many multi-million dollar transactions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, agribusiness, energy and professional services, representing both buyers and sellers of public and private companies. He also works with clients on financing matters and negotiates acquisition, construction and permanent loan financing for many transactions. Michael also assists banks, regional and national developers, and retailers with commercial real estate sale, purchase and development transactions.
Served as counsel to clients in more than $500 million worth of recent transactions across the U.S.
Advised clients as outside general counsel in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, agribusiness, real estate, banking and professional services companies.
Assisted clients with advice and counsel for establishing, purchasing and operating Minnesota wineries.
Counseled companies with supply and sale agreements to reduce risk and cost and maximize revenue.
Counseled clients on the purchase and sale of companies via stock, asset, merger and ESOP transactions.
Advised agribusiness clients on development, purchase, sale and succession transactions.
Assisted banks, regional and national developers, and retailers with commercial real estate lease, finance, sale, purchase and development transactions.
Ethanol plant experience: on behalf of a renewable plant contractor, transactions include ethanol plant equity raises, construction matters and governance issues.
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Minnesota Alumni
Greater Mankato Growth, Public Policy Committee
South Central College Foundation, former Board of Directors
Junior Achievement, Mankato, former Board of Directors
Mankato Area Foundation, Investment Committee, former Chair; former Board of Directors