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Michael is a partner in the Business Services Department. He primarily represents clients in making investments, purchasing businesses and in mergers and acquisitions. Michael also represents numerous clients in various lending and borrowing transactions and with respect to the purchase and sale of income producing real estate.

Career Highlights


  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2007, 2009-2016
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for over 35 years in the fields of Corporate Law and Real Estate Law 


Professional Affiliations

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Member, Tulane Law Review, 1967-69
  • Member, Board of Directors, Chi-Chi's, Inc. and Chairman of its Finance Committee, 1983-1988
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, Chi-Chi's, Inc., 1986
  • Member, Board of Directors, Rally's Hamburgers, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Bellarmine College, 1989-1995
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, Bellarmine College, 1989
  • Member, Advisory Board of Paul Semonin Realtors
  • Vice Chairman and Member of Board of Directors, PJ America and PJ United, 1992-2007


Contributions & Published Works

  • "1969 Tidelands - Definition of ‘Inland Waters' as used in the Submerged Lands Act," 42 Tulane Law Review, 1967-68
  • "Federal Taxation-Section 2035, Internal Revenue Code of 1954-Life Insurance Proceeds-Revenue Rule 67-463," 43 Tulane Law Review, 1968-69



  • Lecturer, University of Louisville School of Law, 1970-72
  • Numerous speeches at seminars sponsored by Bar Associations, Real Estate and Lending Groups and Organizations


Clemson University, B.A., with honors, 1966
Tulane University of Louisiana School of Law, J.D., 1969

  • Kentucky, 1969
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