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Michael is co-chair of the Firm’s Tax & Business Planning Group, he concentrates his practice on a broad array of federal tax issues. He has extensive experience in advising publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) on business formations, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt/equity offerings, joint ventures and various UPREIT partnership transactions. He has also represented underwriters in numerous initial and secondary public offerings of REIT securities. Michael also counsels real estate developers, private equity firms, high-net worth individuals and other investors on the new Qualified Opportunity Zone tax program. In addition to his tax transactional practice, Michael also has advised publicly traded corporations (including REITs), large and small private companies, and high net worth individuals on a wide variety of complex tax issues at the examination, appeals and litigation stages.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1993
  • Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT")
  • Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications



Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., with honors, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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