Michael is a senior associate in the firm's Litigation Department, focusing his practice on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as well as commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of real property, retail/restaurant/hospitality, technology and distressed assets. Michael is associated with the firm's Phoenix and Los Angeles offices but his practice extends across state and federal courts throughout the United States. Michael assists businesses in resolving complex disputes, whether through creative, business-oriented solutions or through litigation in court. These litigation matters typically involve distressed assets, enforcement of real estate leases, enforcement of real property purchase agreements, loan default actions, enforcement of contract guarantees, fraudulent transfer actions, and judgment enforcement proceedings. In the bankruptcy context, Michael has significant experience representing technology companies, commercial landlords, secured lenders, and other creditors in the bankruptcies of their customers, tenants, and borrowers. Michael helps clients navigate bankruptcy proceedings—including 363 asset sales, assumption and assignment of leases and executory contracts, stay relief proceedings, chapter 11 plan confirmation, and preference actions—in order to protect their rights and maximize their recoveries. Prior to private practice, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Sharer Curley at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona from 2012 to 2014. He was listed as "One to Watch" by Best Lawyers in 2021 and 2022, and he was named a Rising Star by the Southwest Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy: Business from 2016-2019.