Mike, who has been with the firm since 1967 and served as the firm's managing partner for most of the 1990s, maintains a busy real estate practice, emphasizing commercial development, leasing and financing matters. Mike has represented clients in thousands of real estate transactions involving shopping centers and retail properties, office buildings, mixed use projects, golf course development, hotel properties and financing.
Widely recognized for his expertise in real estate law, Mike co-authored the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) "classic"Commercial Real Property Lease Practice in 1976. Since that time, he has written numerous articles on real property issues for CEB, as well as several chapters in CEB's Office Leasing book, Retail Leasing book, and Ground Lease Practice book.
He is a frequent speaker before numerous organizations, including theCEB, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Retail Tenants Association and the State Bar of California. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (elected in 1988) and is active in many other real estate trade organizations. Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America each year since 1986.