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I spent the bulk of my early career in-house, so I know my clients want clear and practical legal advice. I help them understand what is important and what isn’t, so they can choose the most efficient and effective means to resolve an issue.

Early in his legal career, Michael worked in-house, where he developed a strong sense of a business’s need for clear and practical legal advice that will advance them toward their goals. He brings this to MWH Law Group as well, communicating to his clients what is important and what is less so, and how they can choose the most efficient and effective means to resolve an issue.

Michael was initially attracted to the media and telecommunications area of legal practice and has spent most of his career in those industries. Over the past 15 years, this has broadened into commercial practice in the automotive and software industries.

While in the media and telecom space, Michael worked for startups with rapid, high-volume acquisition strategies, managing their numerous stock and asset transactions. He participated in

successful IPOs, numerous debt financings, and company sales. As outside counsel to his clients, he was responsible for corporate governance and internal policy compliance, commercial contract drafting, and negotiation including software and other intellectual property licensing and SaaS agreements, use of open source software, FCC regulatory and other telecommunications and media issues, online terms including End User License Agreements and Terms of Use, and digital media activities including social media and compliance with FTC regulations.

Additionally, Michael has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software service providers in accounting fraud detection, code development training, Internet of Things (IoT), health insurance account analysis, telecommunications firms in broadcast radio, satellite transponder bandwidth, broadband, internet, wireless, wireline, and fiber optic infrastructure. He also has experience with supply chain logistics, trade show rental equipment, and broadcast voiceover services.

A Matter of Interest: Cellular Tower Sales on U.S. Forest Service Property

One interesting matter Michael handled involved I was lead counsel in a transaction where my client was selling two cellular antenna tower sites to another tower owner. The sites were on U.S. Forest Service land and needed to have the assignment of ground leases consented to after the transactional (purchase and sale agreements) were executed but prior to the closing.  It required a complex set of steps that called for business, technical, and legal teams on both sides of the transaction to work in a cooperative manner in order to reach a successful conclusion. Ultimately, all players expressed satisfaction with the process and outcome.

Professional Memberships

  • Massachusetts State Bar Association