Mike’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, land use, and related regulation, and
corporate and business law.
Mike has assisted developers, landowners, and contractors with a range of real property
and development issues, including zoning and permitting, land acquisition, title
problems, construction contracts, and commercial leases. Drawing on his experience as
a former local government and public utility attorney, Mike also advises clients on a
variety of other issues arising from state and local regulatory regimes.
Mike has broad experience representing clients in corporate and business matters, as
well, ranging from entity formation to business dissolution. He has helped clients with
corporate governance, business planning, employment issues, risk management,
internal investigations, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution.
In addition to his role with Envisage Law, Mike serves as a professor at Campbell
University School of Law, where he teaches courses in real property, land use, local
government, and constitutional law. He has served as a member of the North Carolina
General Statutes Commission, a member and vice-chair of the Town of Cary Zoning
Board of Adjustment, and a council member for the North Carolina Bar Association’s
Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section. Since 2014, he has served as
author/editor of Webster’s Real Estate Law in North Carolina, a leading treatise on
North Carolina property law issues.
Mike previously taught at two other law schools, practiced law in Georgia and served as
law clerk to two federal judges.