Mike is a trial lawyer engaged in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution and strategic counseling. Mike counsels his clients to achieve their strategic objectives through tailor-made strategies while always remaining prepared to try cases to verdict.

Mike has substantial trial experience across various legal areas and industries. He is most frequently called upon to handle disputes involving complex damages cases and business valuations. As part of that practice, Mike has regularly worked with leading experts in a wide range of fields to advance his clients’ interests, including corporate finance, forensic accounting, economics, valuation, and transfer pricing.

In light of his focus on complex damages and valuation disputes, Mike has a unique skillset that enables him to effectively and efficiently represent clients in a wide range of disciplines, including commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, and tax controversy matters. He also has advised on a substantial number of transactions to avoid litigation altogether, including creditors in out-of-court workouts and private and publicly-held clients in numerous strategic transactions and out-of-court settlements. Mike has served as both a lead negotiator and deal architect for such arrangements, developing creative transaction frameworks to solve novel problems in highly regulated fields.

Pro bono work has been an integral component of Mike’s practice. He has represented individuals in immigration, taxation, special education, and family law matters. He also aided a pro bono client in achieving asylum in the U.S., based on persuasive and detailed briefing that was specifically commended by the judge. Mike’s work on this case resulted in a “Rising Star” recognition by the National Immigrant Justice Center in 2019.



  • State of Illinois
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2014
  • Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011


Mike has served clients of all sizes, from multinational manufacturers to small privately held businesses, across many industries, including those of the types listed below. The majority of Mike’s cases involve highly intricate damages disputes or factually intensive business valuations.


Speaking Engagements


  • Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)
  • 40 & Under List, Benchmark Litigation (2022-2023)
  • Rising Stars Award, National Immigrant Justice Center (2019)
  • Casper Platt Award, University of Chicago Law School (2014)
  • Comments Editor, The Chicago Journal of International Law (2014)
  • 40 & Under 2023


  • Associate Board Member, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (2020-Present)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (2017-Present)
  • Member, University Club of Chicago (2014-Present)
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