Michael’s primary practice areas include civil and commercial litigation. His diverse legal background ranges from bankruptcy and contract disputes to environmental litigation and regulatory compliance. Michael relies on this varied experience to provide clients with practical solutions to their complex legal problems.
Prior to law school, Michael earned a degree in geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was named a McNair Scholar based on his academic research. Michael spent the next seven years leading environmental cleanup projects at sites across the U.S., Canada, and Japan for a variety of clients including individual landowners, multinational corporations, and government agencies.
Michael graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School earning a certificate in natural resources and environmental law and distinction for his legal writing in the moot court program. During and after law school, he provided legal support to a regional government authority in Portland, Oregon, working on a wide range of complex environmental issues involving CERCLA, RCRA, and the CWA, while assisting with the agency’s response to multimillion-dollar Superfund litigation and non-judicial cost allocation activities.
Prior to becoming a member of RBF law, Michael provided regulatory compliance support to some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. Simultaneously delivering legal interpretation and real-time operational data analysis, Michael was able to provide immediate benefits to clients seeking to ensure compliance with a complex web of ever-changing financial regulations.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Natural Resources and Environmental Law
- Bankruptcy and Contract Disputes
- Regulatory Compliance
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Colorado Bar Association
- Member, Heart of the Rockies Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
Lewis & Clark Law School
University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, Geology