Mike concentrates his practice in litigation, business and real estate law. He has represented municipalities in prosecution of ordinance violations, defended school districts in civil rights actions, and represented lenders and corporations in bankruptcy matters, tort and employment discrimination actions, and other litigation. In business matters, Mike’s diverse practice includes such matters as commercial real estate development, antitrust and other trade regulations, drafting of shareholder agreements and stock options, and representation in the purchase and sale of businesses.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Federal Courts
  • United States Tax Court

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Land Use and Zoning Law, 2012-Present
    • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, 2012-Present
    • Litigation - Municipal, 2012-Present
    • Litigation - Real Estate, 2012-Present
    • Municipal Law, 2012-Present
    • Real Estate Law, 2012-Present
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2013-Present

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Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Madison Area Rehabilitation Center Inc., Board Member
  • Energy Savers, Inc., Board Member
  • Hill Farm Association, Inc., Board Member

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Dane County Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1975
  • B.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972