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Mike works with clients on complex health care matters including joint ventures, hospital-physician integration transactions, practice acquisitions, physician employment agreements, reimbursement issues and Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance. Mike’s role is to protect clients’ business and strategic objectives and interests while also disarming unproductive conflict and helping guide matters towards a productive and successful outcome. He works collaboratively with leaders and front-line employees to provide advice that is practical, useful and timely. Mike also counsels clients on navigating federal and state campaign finance, lobbying registration and tax-exempt organization requirements and laws governing electioneering activities. He advises tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations on formation, governance and transactional matters, working closing with organizational leaders to be mindful of the organizations’ missions while also recommending steps to help guard the organizations’ status.

Mike is a frequent author and speaker as well as an active member of the community.

In 2018, Mike was selected to participate in the American Health Lawyers Association Leadership Development Program. He participated in the 2016 Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. 

He joined Calfee in 2016.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Health Care Law (2021)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars (2013-2020)
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, "30 For The Future" Young Professional (2015)
  • Richard A. and Brandon S. Collier Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Law-Medicine Curriculum, Case Western Reserve University School of Law


J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Editor-in-Chief, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, 2007

M.A., George Washington University School of Political Management, 2004

B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 2002


Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Physician Organizations Practice Group, Vice-Chair Member Engagement
  • Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys (Ohio Hospital Association), Director, Northeast District
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Health Law Section, Secretary 
  • Summit County Community Partnership, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Western Reserve Academy, Alumni Association Board, Vice President
  • Akron Bar Association Health Law Section, Past Chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy, Participant (2016)

News & Events


Speaking Engagements


Licensed In

  • Ohio
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