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Mike has represented private and public companies in purchase, sale, division, merger, liquidation, and restructuring\reorganization transactions involving limited liability companies, partnerships, and Sub-Chapter C and Sub-Chapter S corporations. Mike’s pragmatic approach achieves tax savings for his clients while being mindful of business considerations.

In addition to his transactional practice, Mike is also well-versed in the various federal income tax laws affecting public finance. He has assisted issuers and conduit borrowers of all sizes with tax-exempt bond offerings, including matters involving the arbitrage and rebate rules, private business use, and refunding and reissuance.

Mike is also experienced in representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and Ohio’s municipal taxing authorities in matters of civil tax controversy.

Mike was named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and was named to the 2018 Ohio Rising Stars List for Tax law by Super Lawyers.

He is a member of The Tax Club of Cleveland and is a regular speaker at the Cleveland Tax Institute in addition to serving in numerous officer roles.

Mike joined Calfee as a partner in 2013.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2019

Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," Tax Law, 2018


LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2005

J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2004

B.S.B.A., Accounting, The Ohio State University, 2001


Clients' Work

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

The Tax Club of Cleveland, member

Cleveland Tax Institute, regular speaker and officer

News & Events


Licensed In

  • Ohio 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
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