Over 25 years of experience as corporate in-house U.S. lawyer and English solicitor, executive and independent legal adviser to domestic and international companies from entrepreneurial start-up ventures to Fortune 50 corporations. Lead lawyer (negotiated, drafted, closed) for over $6 billion of mergers & acquisitions and project financing transactions.
Michael has been an independent arbitrator since 1994 with over 190 cases. He is on the roster of neutral arbitrators for: (1) American Arbitration Association (AAA) on its commercial, e-commerce, technology and domain name disputes panels, (2) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), (3) National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) and (4) National Futures Association (NFA).
Michael was featured as "Arbitrator of the Month" in the June, 2014 edition of San Diego Attorney Journal magazine. http://issuu.com/sandiegoattorneyjournal/docs/aj_130_fnl-de/27?e=0
Michael has been a mediator since 2007. He earned his Mediator Credential from the National Conflict Resolution Center. In addition, Michael has served as an independent discovery referee.