Mike has successfully litigated a wide range of commercial disputes, such as landlord-tenant cases, non-competition covenants, and creditors’ rights matters. Mike’s practice also includes corporate and transactional matters, such as the formation of new entities, corporate governance, shareholder buy-sell agreements, commercial and real estate contracts (drafting and negotiations), mergers and acquisitions of closely held businesses, representation of non-profit entities, and secured transactions. Mike received both his law degree and baccalaureate degree at the University of Akron and served as editor-in-chief of the prestigious Akron Law Review, which is ranked as one of the top 50 general-subject law journals in the nation. During law school, Mike was elected as a councilman for his hometown of Stow (pop. 35,000) while still in law school and continues to serve on the Stow City Council, where he was appointed chairman of the Roads and Safety Committee. As an undergraduate student, Mike served as editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, The Buchtelite, and worked as a business writer at the Akron Beacon Journal and a sports writer at the Indianapolis Star. For the past six years, Mike has written a blog that covers the University of Akron’s men’s basketball and football teams for the Akron Beacon Journal. Mike is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Fraternal Order of Police Associates, and Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce.