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Mike has designed, negotiated, and documented numerous corporate transactions and business combinations involving hundreds of millions of dollar value for the acquisition (and disposition of) assets classes of all types, as well as equity interests. He has worked with companies in cyber security, intelligence, information technology, recycling and waste management, government contracting, health care, mortgage and financial services, franchising, and restaurant and food services. Mike has repeatedly been listed in Smart CEO’s Best Lawyers, which recognizes the top business attorneys, based on a readers’ poll. He also has received a number of national and international awards relating to his M&A practice.

Obstacles Don’t Have To Stop You.

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
– Michael Jordan

Today Matthew Stafford (Quarterback, LA Rams) is a Super Bowl Champion. Matthew spent 10+ years as the quarterback of the Detroit Lions. Ten years of up and mostly down seasons. In 2021, Matthew went to the LA Rams, and today the LA Rams are the Super Bowl Champs. Matthew may have easily given up on football success; after all, the Detroit Lions have had very few winning seasons in the last ten years. Matthew persevered and overcame his obstacles to become a champion.

As business owners, how many times have we run into dead-ends and seemingly hopeless circumstances? Many times the easy path would be to give up. Business success is tough enough without a two-year pandemic. However, there are business successes all around us. Folks that turn lemons into lemonade. It requires a clear mind and a steel will to not give up but rather find a path forward. There will always be obstacles in business and life. The results largely spin on how we address them.


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