Michael is a former member of Thompson Hine's Executive Committee, the former partner-in-charge of the Cincinnati office of the firm, former liaison for the Brussels office, and a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities and International Trade & Customs practice groups. Michael has substantial experience and involvement in domestic and international troubleshooting and dispute resolution. He counsels numerous companies concerning their domestic and international transactional activities, including international trade policy issues, domestic and international commercial transactions, in particular, international joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property licensing and exploitation. He has represented many non-U.S. companies establishing or expanding operations in the United States.
In February 2006, Michael was appointed by President George W. Bush as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). His term was extended for an additional two years in 2008.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1975
Miami University, A.B., 1972