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Overview

Michael is focused on helping clients navigate structural changes in the energy industry.

Michael is an energy law practitioner in Husch Blackwell’s Energy and Natural Resources group. He focuses on matters of market design and regulation, working with a wide variety of clients including generation developers, battery companies, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) companies, grid enhancing technology companies, energy customers, retail electric providers, policy advocates, project financiers and investors. Michael advises clients on issues including:

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) transmission planning and cost allocation, interconnection, and DER integration
  • Wholesale market design and DER integration
  • Utility interconnection process requirements and reforms
  • Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) market registration and participation
  • Transmission access, cost allocation and planning issues
  • Utility reporting

Michael also works on energy project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and advises on regulatory aspects of infrastructure development, financing and transfers. He also prepares and advises on offtake agreements, including power purchase agreements in organized and traditional markets, as well as community solar agreements.

Outside of the office, Michael serves as an adjunct professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, teaching on emerging issues in energy law.

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Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • 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 in Washington, DC.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
*Michael works remotely and is licensed in Indiana, practicing in Indianapolis, IN. Contact Michael via e-mail or phone for in-person or virtual meetings. Use our Washington, DC office address for mail/deliveries only.
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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.