Michael serves as Counsel in the firm’s Transactional and Litigation Practice Groups, where he focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions, land use and development, and real estate-related litigation.
In his transactional practice, Michael represents real estate developers, owners, landlords, tenants, investors, and joint venturers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in all phases of deals, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, due diligence, financing, drafting and negotiating easements and restrictions, reviewing and clearing title, and zoning and land use issues. Throughout his years of practice, Michael has represented some of the largest area developers in a variety of transactions and settings. Whether in the context of mixed-use, retail, commercial, industrial, vacant land, or multi-unit residential, Michael’s practical approach and results-oriented style, coupled with his even-keeled demeanor, make him the perfect partner for your next real estate transaction. Additionally, Michael has significant experience in niche areas including self-storage facilities, solar developments, and cannabis-related properties.
In his litigation practice, Michael focuses on real estate-related litigation, including, but not limited to, boundary and title disputes, adverse possession and prescriptive easement cases, breach of contract suits, specific performance claims, requests for declaratory and injunctive relief, condemnation and takings cases, land use litigation, and zoning appeals. Michael has extensive litigation and first-chair trial experience (jury and non-jury) and has represented clients in appeals to the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Michael’s trial experience has included trials in the Rhode Island Superior Court and Massachusetts Land Court.
Michael is admitted to practice law in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
Miami University, Oxford, OH, B.A., Political Science
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island