Mike has 30 years of experience both in private practice and as in-house general counsel. He began his career in private practice, where for his first 13 years he focused on mergers and acquisitions as well as working with firm clients to provide general business legal advice, assistance with structuring and implementing business transactions, and consultation on a wide variety of business opportunities and other matters. He then left private practice, where for the following 17 years he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel as well as Secretary to the Board of Directors for one of the largest corporate travel management companies in the United States, Travel and Transport, Inc., and more recently with Travel and Transport’s successor, Corporate Travel Management, a global corporate travel management company publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, where, until joining the Firm, he served as its Chief Legal Officer for North America.
Mike has M&A experience representing strategic buyers and closely held businesses in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing M&A transactions, including private mergers, stock acquisitions and divestitures, asset purchases and sales, and corporate reorganizations. He also has experience serving as general counsel to his clients, both counseling them as well as managing their various legal needs in all areas. He now has returned to private practice to represent our Firm clients in these areas.
- Represented numerous private companies in their M&A activities.
- Served as general counsel in both private practice and in-house to various corporate clients.
Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Omaha Bar Association
- Former Board Member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business and Corporate
- Intellectual Property/Technology
- Real Estate
- State of Nebraska
- Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
- Creighton Law Review (1990-1991)
- Creighton University, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1990
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