Mike’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance and general commercial matters.


Relevant Experience

  • Represents ExxonMobil in the disposition of certain of its company-owned U.S. service station assets, which asset dispositions are undertaken as part of ExxonMobil’s planned transition out of the direct-served retail business in the U.S.
  • Represented ExxonMobil in the disposition of its On the Run convenience store franchise system and related assets.
  • Represents Smithfield Foods in its strategic M&A program, including its disposition of its interest in Butterball, LLC and its acquisitions of the refrigerated meats business and Cook's Hams business of ConAgra Foods and its acquisition of Farmland Foods through a contested bankruptcy.
  • Represented an international specialty packaging company in the sale of substantially all of its assets in conjunction with its winding up under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represents developers, sponsors and investors in connection with a variety of transactions involving renewable energy projects and several public utilities and affiliated companies in connection with multiple transactions involving the monetization of interests in facilities qualifying for non-conventional fuel tax credits.
  • Represents various entities in the sale and purchase of mortgage servicing and origination platform assets.
  • Represented Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization LLC, a privately owned sub-prime mortgage investor and servicer, in the sale of Litton Loan Servicing in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 auto parts manufacturer in several cross-border structured finance and lease transactions.
  • Represented a provider of wireless messaging and multimedia services in a total recapitalization and a simultaneous “merger of equals” with another private wireless messaging provider.


  • Member and Secretary of Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & the Tri Cities, 2006-2009.
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Leader in the Field, Corporate/M&A – Southern Virginia, Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016
  • Rising Star, Mergers & Acquisitions, Law and Politics magazine, 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business magazine, 2006