Michael is Of Counsel to Taylor Legal. Michael enjoys working with small business owners and prides himself on not only diligently providing legal services, but on taking time to tailor his legal advice to fit his clients' unique needs.
After receiving a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, Michael went on to receive a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown's renowned tax law program. Before starting his own practice and working with Taylor Legal, he worked for the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on policy and regulatory matters, and for a premier estate and tax planning firm in metropolitan Washington D.C. Prior to law school, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMBC with degrees in Political Science and Psychology.
Michael regularly drafts and advises on:
- Operating agreements, bylaws, and buy-sell agreements;
- Asset purchase agreements, stock redemptions, and LLC membership transfers; and
- Independent contractor, employment, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and master-service and license agreements.
Due to his tax and estate planning background and having worked for clients from a variety of industries, Michael calls on that broad knowledge to provide comprehensive advice to his clients. For example, he's worked for a number of clients in the entertainment industry with a heavy focus on intellectual property and he brings that experience to the table for his clients in other industries who are increasingly concerned with intellectual property issues. As another example, especially in the context of forming, purchasing, and selling companies, he not only advises on the standard contractual issues, but he can also address tax or estate planning concerns inherent to a client's transaction.
To Michael, nothing is more rewarding than being the first person a client calls when a new issue arises. In the small city he grew up in, he admired the “Main Street” lawyers he knew who would handle any legal need their clients had. In terms of his clients' business needs, he strives to serve that role.
Family and Community
Michael lives in Howard County, Maryland with his wife and their two children. When not talking contracts, He'd probably mention…
- He and his wife met at a party that neither were invited to.
- He once shot 32 in a 9-hole golf tournament (it was a par 35, but still).
- He primarily listens to music made prior to 1980.
- To all who will understand the reference, La Cheeserie!
- He and his wife have taken their young kids (first time was their son at 13
months old) on more than a dozen flights that were 12 hours or longer and it
really hasn't been that bad.
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Master of Laws in Taxation, 2012.
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Juris Doctor, 2011.
UMBC, Baltimore, MD. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 2008.
Professional and Business Association Memberships
Maryland State Bar Association