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Michael helps clients navigate structural changes in the energy industry.

Michael is experienced with energy infrastructure transactions and advises clients on federal and state energy laws, regulations, and policies. He represents clients in transactional and commercial matters and in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public service commissions, and state and federal courts. He advises clients on organized U.S. energy markets and transmission and interconnection procedures in both FERC jurisdictional independent system operators and non-jurisdictional distribution and transmission owning utilities. Michael assists clients in obtaining regulatory authorizations and approvals and in complying with regulatory requirements. He has extensive experience conducting due diligence and managing the regulatory approval process.

Supporting the development of transmission facilities, interconnection facilities, electric power generators, and battery storage assets is the core of Michael’s practice. He represents project developers, equity investors, financial institutions, marketers, and energy services providers in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, corporate financings, restructurings, and energy outsourcing arrangements. He has experience drafting and negotiating power purchase and sale agreements, renewable energy credit sales agreements, interconnection agreements, service agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, equity capital contribution agreements, credit agreements, and other energy-related commercial and transaction documents.

Michael is recognized as “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for his knowledge in energy regulatory law. Alongside his domestic practice, he has also advised governments and industry stakeholders in developing nations on electric market and transmission planning reform. He is a member of the Clean Energy Buyer’s Association (CEBA) and has served as faculty in their training courses since 2022. Prior to entering private practice, he was an attorney at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), where he served as lead in house counsel on several queue reform filings and the creation of HVDC interconnection procedures.

Outside of the office, Michael is an adjunct professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where he teaches a seminar on energy industry regulation. He is a community leader, serving on the board for charitable organizations in several capacities including the treasurer and president. He is active in the Energy Bar Association and is the active Chair of the Electricity Steering Committee. 




  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, 2024
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, Honors, 2023


  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    • Editor, Indiana International and Comparative Law Review
    • Certification in Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law
  • B.A., Indiana University
    • Economics, summa cum laude
    • Certification in Business Management, Kelly School of Business


  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Michael is associated with the Washington, DC office for telephone and mail purposes only. He is not admitted to practice in District of Columbia.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
    • Electricity Steering Committee, Chair
*Michael works remotely and is licensed in Indiana, practicing in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Michael via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries only.
Case Studies
Helping Minority- and Veteran-Owned Business Secure a Game-Changing Contract

Through the Communities for Change initiative, our attorneys helped a clean energy design/build firm negotiate and secure a multimillion-dollar contract.

White Papers | May 09, 2024
2024 Project Perspectives: Exploring Trends and Developments in Alternative Project Delivery

P3s are in a constant state of flux as project owners and participants continue to innovate, striking upon new ways to bring much-needed infrastructure online.

Legal Updates | September 28, 2022
FERC Interconnection NOPR Comments Due October 13
Legal Updates | August 23, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act Imposes New Tax on Buybacks
Blog | April 22, 2022
FERC'S Next Big Electric Initiative
Outside the Office

Mike is an amateur jazz guitarist, bandleader, and dedicated student of jazz theory and history.

Mike also enjoys sailboat racing on inland lakes and the Great Lakes.

Community Leadership

Michael serves as an adjunct professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, teaching a course on emerging issues in energy law. He also guides and mentors students in the completion of advanced legal writing requirements on topics in energy law.

Michael serves as a board member of the Wawasee Yacht Club and is a former board member of the Latino Youth Collective in Indianapolis, Indiana.