Representative Corporate Experience

  • Assisted in representing a defense contractor in $50 million-dollar sale of its primary business to an industry purchaser;
  • Represented software technology company in Series A and Series B private equity funding from international investors for a total raise of $14 million dollars;
  • Represented Fin Tech business in all aspects of startup, a $4 million dollar angel funding and a $10 million Series A round;
  • Represented a product manufacturer in $10 million sale to a publicly traded industry purchaser;
  • Represented key employee in the negotiation and analysis of tax consequences of a multimillion dollar restricted stock purchase agreement;
  • Represented a Colorado home hospice company in a $10 million dollar sale of the business to a publicly traded industry purchaser;
  • Represented a Financial Services company in a multimillion dollar leveraged buy out;
  • Represented a Colorado distiller in the multimillion dollar redemption of a partial ownership interest;
  • Represented a Colorado restaurant in a $5 million spinoff of multiple locations to a related party.

Representative Trusts and Estates Experience

  • Represented estate in complex administration of $5 million in various assets;
  • Represented client in creation of Charitable Remainder Unitrust where the remainder beneficiary, a private University, received a $3 million endowment;
  • Routinely represented clients in preparation of Revocable Living Trusts or Wills;
  • Represented a German citizen in tax and estate planning for US owned assets;
  • Routinely represented clients in probate matters and estate administration.

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to in Colorado
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado


  • University of San Diego, 2000
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy
  • University of Denver College of Law, 2003
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, 2003
  • Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.)




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Michael has over 18 years of experience in complex business transactions. He routinely advises businesses on matters such as legal compliance, raising capital and exit strategies. Michael is dedicated to providing practical, timely and cost-effective solutions to his clients.

Over his career, Michael has represented companies in myriad industries including real estate, financial technology, manufacturing, hospitality and software development. He routinely assists them on day to day legal issues as outside general counsel or specialized issues in corporate law, tax or securities. Michael also assists his business clients in federal and state securities law compliance for private offerings including friends and family rounds, “Seed Rounds” and “Series A” offerings. 

Michael has a master of laws in taxation (LL.M.) which helps him to advise his clients on tax matters that frequently arise in business transactions. Michael is a native of Tucson, Arizona and a life long loyal fan of University of Arizona basketball. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking Colorado trails with his wife. Michael is the proud father of two children. He also enjoys skiing, SCUBA Diving and swimming.

Michael often advises these clients on matters such as: 

  • Venture Capital or Private Equity Transactions

  • Entity Formation

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Corporate Governance

  • Complex Commercial Financing

  • Key Executive Compensation

  • Exit Strategies

  • Buy-Sell Agreements