Michael returned to his native Vermont with his family in 1996, beginning his legal career in 1998 as an associate with Stuart M. Bennett, PC in Shelburne. He moved his practice to Burlington and joined Hoff Curtis as an associate in 2002. In 2006 he made partner and became Managing Director in 2008. Michael’s business and property practice is primarily consultative and transactional in nature, but he has done substantial litigation, and continues to provide litigation services in support of his business and individual clients. Michael’s significant cases include representing corporations in commercial disputes, condominium and other homeowner associations in a variety of matters, and neighbors and developers in property disputes, land use permitting and zoning disputes, property rights, and others. He also counsels parties in real estate including high-end residential and commercial transactions.
Michael's business practice involves large and small businesses and not-for-profits in all phases of business development. He provides legal services on issues such as start-up entity selection and business formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, as well as general business counseling.
Michael also provides legal services for probate administration and litigation, revocable trust estate planning, and elder law including Medicaid planning, asset protection and guardianships.
Michael graduated from The Colorado College in 1986. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 1997.