Mike concentrates his practice in trademark law, such as trademark clearance, prosecuting trademark applications and office actions before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, opposition and cancellation actions, and litigation. Besides trademarks, his areas of expertise include copyrights and licensing, business planning, shareholder and investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and data privacy, advertising and promotional law, and administrative law. He has extensive experience representing closely held corporations in business matters, venture-capital funding, acquisitions, and divestitures. He was in-house counsel with a Fortune 500 company for more than 10 years in intellectual property, acquisitions, divestitures, administrative law, and truth-in-advertising matters. Michael was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the Corporate Law field and has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®. Mike is fluent in French.
(Diplome annuel de la cour de langue et civilisation, 1973)