Michael focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and private equity/venture capital transactions. He also advises public and private companies in a wide variety of industries on various corporate matters (including corporate finance, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters) and drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts.
Michael earned undergraduate degrees in finance (with honors and high distinction) and pre-medicine (with distinction) from The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and his M.B.A. from Villanova University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. While in law school, Michael served as associate editor of student works for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal.
Michael has been named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine since 2016, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Michael serves as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section and has been honored by the Philadelphia Bar Association for his leadership and contributions as co-chairman of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Law Committee.