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He resolves business and real estate disputes, including cases involving condemnation, insurance defense, unfair trade practices and UCC issues.
Mike is a seasoned trial lawyer who regularly handles business, insurance and real estate disputes in state and federal courts throughout North Carolina and the United States. Mike has litigated a wide array of cases, ranging from business and partnership lawsuits to condemnation, bank litigation and insurance defense. He is experienced in defending cases involving extra contractual claims such as unfair trade practice. He regularly represents creditors in workout disputes and in complex business litigation involving Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) remedies.
Mike uses a common sense approach, backed by sound legal analysis, to represent his diverse clients. Mike understands that his clients wish to achieve legal solutions to problems that also make good business sense. He was instrumental in developing and training others in the use of a technological system at Womble Carlyle that assists clients in the management of mass tort litigation. Mike is especially effective at analyzing complex factual and legal issues in order to fashion a creative and coherent strategy for litigation success. Mike stays on top of matters for which he is responsible, so that he can provide ongoing quick and reliable strategic advice when needed.
Many of his cases have called for intensive review and analysis of thousands of documents. In such cases, Mike works to identify and simplify core issues for the client, and ultimately, the fact finder, in a cost-efficient manner that best utilizes state-of-the-art technology. His trial ready background enables him to develop fresh and sensible approaches, leading to practical solutions to litigation challenges.
Mike uses his experience in prosecuting and defending civil claims in cases of all sizes. Mike has represented clients in the following industries: banking, insurance, aviation, food services, real estate development, commercial and retail financing, furniture, commercial retail, hospital, medical device, medical laboratory, chemical manufacturing, software, wireless communications, brick manufacturing, and many more.
Prior to joining Womble Carlyle, Mike practiced business and real estate litigation with the Stamford, Connecticut, office of Shipman and Goodwin, LLP, formerly Schatz and Schatz, Ribicoff and Kotkin.
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