Michael brings substantial in-house business experience with domestic and international corporate matters to his practice at Michael Best. Clients rely on his insights and guidance regarding new and changing areas of law, and analyzing and resolving a variety of general business issues. Michael represents clients in a wide range of corporate and technology transactions, including commercial contracts, SaaS agreements, software development and licensing agreements, professional service agreements, business formation, and more.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a senior product manager for Zywave, Inc. In that role he led product strategy for the company’s sales and marketing product line; counseled the C-Suite on company vision, roadmap, and product innovation; provided guidance on merger and acquisition targets; and worked with general counsel on intellectual property and contract issues.
Michael was formerly a legal content attorney and market analyst for Zywave. In that position, he served as a subject matter expert on a variety of U.S., United Kingdom, and Canadian corporate compliance issues (including risk management, business formation, data protection and employment law); analyzed and drafted contracts, model workplace policies, regulatory updates, and organizational health and safety programs; and resolved copyright and trademark issues.
Michael previously was a student practitioner with the Milwaukee Public Defender’s Office, and interned with the Honorable Judge Dennis R. Cimpl in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. While in law school, he gained experience as a research assistant and as a litigation support clerk for global law firm.