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Biography

Michael primarily practices in the areas of commercial and real estate financing transactions. He also concentrates in real estate law, general corporate and business law, major contract drafting and other transactional matters. He represents clients in the acquisition and financing of major commercial, retail, office, industrial and multi-family projects.

His major client industries include: major local and national financial institutions and life insurance companies, public and privately held corporations, general and limited partnerships, multifaceted financial service companies, municipalities and private individuals.

Other Info About Michael

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

National legal counsel to Advantus Capital Management, Inc. and Minnesota Life Insurance Company for loan documentation for commercial real estate projects throughout the U.S.

Regional legal counsel to Ameriprise Financial Corporation and RiverSource Investments (formerly known as American Express Financial Corporation/IDS Financial Services) and its life insurance companies for loan documentation for commercial real estate projects throughout the U.S.

Legal counsel to The Huntington National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Regions Bank, Old National Bank, and Stock Yards Bank and Trust Company for commercial and real estate loan documentation

Former legal counsel for Arts Council of Indianapolis, Inc. for the $12 million Artsgarden development

Former co-legal counsel to the City of Indianapolis for the $350 million plus Circle Centre Mall development project (downtown mixed-use urban retail mall)

Former co-legal counsel to the City of Indianapolis for the $800 million plus United Air Lines, Inc. Maintenance Operation Center-II at the Indianapolis International Airport

American Fletcher National Bank, now JPMorgan Chase, former Senior Corporate Lending Analyst

The Fidelity Bank of Indiana, now JPMorgan Chase, former Vice President and Trust Officer

Education

Law School

Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1978

Undergrad

Indiana University, B.S., 1972

Bar Membership

Michael is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Chair, Advisory Council

Leadership Indianapolis, Member of Board of Directors and founding Member of Steering Committee to plan and form the organization

Indiana Repertory Theatre, Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Co-Chair of Nominating Committee and Governance Committee

Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Member Class VIII

Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, former Member of Board of Directors

Arts Council of Indianapolis, former Chairman and Member of Board of Directors

St. Elizabeth’s Home, former President and Member of Board of Directors

Starlight Musicals, former Chairman of Board of Directors

Indiana Advocates for the Arts, former Treasurer and member of Board of Directors

Indiana Citizens for the Arts, former Treasurer and member of Board of Directors

Indianapolis Athletic Club, former Member of Board of Directors, former Second Vice President and former Secretary

IAC Arts Foundation, former Member of Board of Directors

Mayor’s Task Force on Future of Sports and Arts in Central Indiana (1996-1997)

Downtown Community Development Corporation, former Member of Board of Directors

St. Thomas More Society, former President

WIAN-FM 90 (now known as WFYI-FM 90, local NPR station), former Chairman and Member of Board of Directors

Start With Art Juried Art Competition, Chairman (1990 and 1991)

United Way of Greater Indianapolis, Inc., former Member of Fiscal Policy Advisory Committee, former Member of Allocations Committee and Agency Relations Committee

Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity, former Assistant General Treasurer and District Chief; attended 15 annual General Conventions; former Member and/or Chairman of the Indiana University Chapter Housing Corporation Board of Directors (17 years)

Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of three co-founders and former Chairman (3 years)

Lockerbie Square Historic District Peoples Club, current resident and Member (since 1979) (historic restoration of residence and rental property in District)