Mike is the chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group and works closely with the Business and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Prior to private practice, Mike spent over 20 years as in-house counsel with two nationally recognized trustees and plan recordkeepers. This experience has given him a keen understanding of where business goals and legal objectives intersect — helping him provide his clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions to even the most challenging legal matters.

Mike advises a variety of clients, including HR Professionals, business managers, trustees, custodians, third-party administrators, plan sponsors, investment advisors, and record keepers. Mike’s services include guiding business owners through their transition to ESOPs, designing and implementing executive and equity compensation programs, advising clients on the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, and HIPAA planning and compliance, navigating clients through fiduciary investment rules, and assisting businesses with the design, implementation, administration, and termination, of their employer plans.

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  • J.D., with honors, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 1994
  • B.B.A., with highest honors, Accountancy, University of Notre Dame, 1991

Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts (1994)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Florida State Courts (1994)

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