Fractional General Counsel and In-House Counsel Services. Rather than getting legal help from a traditional law firm (at traditional law firm rates) or hiring a full-time staff lawyer, Michael will work with a company on a part-time general counsel or on-demand basis to learn its business in order to provide cost-effective, proactive, preventative, and strategic business-relevant legal work and advice.

Retail and Consumer Products Industry Representation. Michael continues to represent clients in the retail and consumer products industries on a wide variety of matters particular to this sector. These clients range from brick-and-mortar stores to consumer-facing online stores and services to manufacturers selling a range of consumer products, especially in the food and beverage and cosmetic industry sectors. Besides providing real estate commercial leasing legal services, Michael addresses legal concerns related to store operations, FDA and FTC matters, franchising, employment, merchandising, marketing, technology, trademarks, and sales and distribution matters. Michael’s representation also extends to providing legal guidance on financial and investor relationships and corporate governance matters.

Commercial Contracts Practice. Michael helps clients negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including software license and support agreements, supply agreements, reseller and distribution agreements, consulting agreements, service level agreements, software as a service agreements and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Corporate Law and Corporate and Real Estate Transactional Matters. Michael counsels clients on various corporate law and corporate and real estate transactional matters. His corporate law and transactional practice encompasses entity formation, corporate governance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property, commercial real estate leasing and purchase and sale transactions, financings, and contracts.