Michelle brings to her practice a solid legal and business background. At the firm, her practice includes serving as corporate counsel to boards of directors on general corporate matters and debt and equity financing. She also advises on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the renewable energy industry. Michelle advises clients on company restructurings, ownership and governance structuring, resolution of outstanding litigation, and drafting and implementation of policies and procedures. Additionally, she structures and negotiates complex commercial and mortgage credits. She has both borrower and lender experience and representation.
In addition to her law practice, Michelle has broad senior management and leadership experience of multiple business units including legal, finance, human resources, employee benefits, facilities and IT departments. Prior to joining the firm, she was senior vice president and general counsel of Farm Credit Services of America, a multi-billion dollar, multi-state governmental sponsored entity and agricultural lender from 2000 to 2005. She currently serves as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary to Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.