Since joining SRBP in October 2009, Michael has maintained a diverse practice. He represents parties in bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, contested matters, and out-of-court workouts. He also handles nonbankruptcy cases at all stages of litigation in both federal and state courts. He is especially active in defending borrowers and guarantors in loan enforcement and commercial-collection cases. His litigation experience includes presenting oral arguments before both federal and state appellate courts. In addition to documenting workouts, Michael’s transactional practice includes forming business entities, negotiating and drafting cross-border supply contracts, and reviewing loan documents for an Asia-based family office that is expanding some of its business operations in the United States. Michael entered private practice with the firm after clerking at the Eleventh Circuit for Judge Charles R. Wilson in the year following graduation from the University of Florida in 2008. At UF Law, Michael was managing editor of the Florida Law Review, a research assistant for the 2007 edition of a widely cited criminal-procedure treatise and a teaching assistant for the law school’s first-year writing courses and the business-law course at the Warrington College of Business. In 2005 he graduated in three years from Vanderbilt University, where he was a philosophy major, an Arts & Science College Scholar, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
- Law Clerk, Hon. Charles R. Wilson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Intern, Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida