biography

Michael is a business lawyer with over 30 years of experience, and focuses his practice on commercial, business and technology matters, software licensing and development agreements, data privacy and security, domestic and international distribution agreements, outsourcing, intellectual property, commercial transactions, general business and corporate law. Michael has been involved in transactions of various sizes and complexity, including representing software and technology companies in the sale of the companies, representing technology and other companies in the commercialization of products and services and acquiring technology and licensing of intellectual property on behalf of users. Michael has been recognized by several groups and publications, including:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers Information Technology Lawyer of the Year, Detroit, 2019
  • Best Lawyers Information Technology Lawyer of the Year, Detroit, 2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2006-2019
  • DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, 2009-2019

Michael has been active his entire career with professional and business organizations, including leadership po...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • Comshare, Inc., Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    • DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Detroit

Credentials

Admissions

Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Education

Wayne State University; J.D., 1982
University of Michigan; B.A. with Honors and Distinction, 1978

Prior Law Firm Experience

Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
Clark Hill PLC

Practice Areas