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Of Counse




General Practice

Sports Law


Civil Litigation
Real Estate



LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, University of Miami School of Law, 2024

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2018

B.A., Boston College, 2012



United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


CALI Award (awarded for the highest grade in class): Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research I; Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research II; Law Governing Lawyers; Music Festivals, Live Concerts, and Other Live Events; The Business of Sports


Michael is a general practitioner. He began his career as a civil litigator, which informed his ability to identify risks for his clients and to better advise them according to their needs. Having litigated various types of agreements, Michael became adept at drafting, interpreting, and negotiating contracts of all different sorts, including employment agreements, IP contracts, leases, settlement agreements and releases, and indemnity and arbitration agreements.


As a generalist, Michael represents a variety of clients, including the WNBPA, the players’ union for WNBA players. Within the sports industry, Michael has had experience working on and developing a deep knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, player-agent regulations, and other matters related to labor and employment law.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael studied philosophy and music at Boston College; he then went on to study law at Marquette University Law School. In his first year at Marquette Law, he founded The Organization for Student Wellbeing (an organization that provides healthy alternatives for dealing with the stresses of law school and the legal profession). During his 3L year, Michael served as Editor in Chief of the Marquette University Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude.

After several years of practice, Michael went back to school to earn his Master's in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law from the University of Miami School of Law.

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