Mike is a member of the firm's Financial Services & Capital Markets team, where he focuses his practice on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of complex financing, real estate, leasing, and business transactions using his unique background and practical experience in corporate, commercial finance and real estate matters.
Utilizing his past experience and education, Mike represents public and private financial institutions, municipalities, investors, owners/operators, tenants and other stakeholders in navigating intricate transactions that affect their business. He has significant experience guiding clients through structuring and documenting the deal, including the use of unique financial tools like Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE), New Markets Tax Credits, Historical Tax Credits, Tax Incremental Financing and other specialized financing programs throughout the capital stack. His experience also includes representing investment property owners in simultaneous, deferred and reverse Section 1031 like-kind exchanges and the documentation and restructuring of credit facilities including construction loans, min-perm loans, permanent loans refinancing, take-outs, forbearance agreements, dispositions of REO, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and other workout arrangements.
Mike previously worked in-house for a commercial real estate development, investment and property management firm. He managed their extensive loan portfolio, investor and financial institution relationships and he drafted, negotiated and oversaw the disposition of their real estate assets.
Mike is very active throughout the finance and commercial real estate community and understands the unique challenges his clients face. He is a member NAIOP and active in the Wisconsin chapter where he serves as the Chair of the Programs and Events Committee. In 2016 Mike received the National NAIOP
Developing Leader Award. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Marquette University Center for Real Estate and a founding Board Member of the Real Estate Alumni of Marquette (REALM) Network. Finally, he serves on the Lending Advisory Board for ACTS Lending, the lending unit of ACTS Housing, a non-profit dedicated to enabling low-income home ownership.
Outside of the commercial real estate industry, Mike is a member of the Major Gifts Committee and the Conservation Committee of Tall Pines Conservancy, a nonprofit working to preserve Northwestern Waukesha County’s farmland, water resources and natural areas and open