Your General Counsel, Creating Win-Win Solutions to Advance Your Business Dreams
"Very satisfied & plan on hiring him for future work when needed."
During my 30+ year career, I’
• negotiated complex technology, commercial leasing, purchase/sale, and other transactions;
• built partnership and operating arrangements;
• set up business structures;
• navigated through regulatory compliance;
• protected intellectual property rights;
• raised nonprofit funding; managed Series C round;
• developed strategic & business… read more plans;
• expanded nonprofits; and
• built boards.
In my G.C. and other senior legal roles, I’ve worked for firms such as Vodafone, Cisco, Portal Software, Logitech, and Telephia. And, as Exec. Director of 3 nonprofits, I've developed corporate structures, built boards, led fundraising, created partnerships, negotiated leases, and provided general management.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Outside General Counsel
- Asset Purchase
- Asset Purchase Agreement
"I highly recommend Mike for legal work, especially for small businesses. In 2019, I was leading the effort to acquire a small sporting goods business in Pleasanton, CA (annual revenues of about $1 Million) and needed help with several aspects of the Purchase Agreement. Mike took the lead with the Purchase Agreement and several other aspects of the deal as it transpired. We could not have completed the transaction without Mike’s assistance on both the legal and business matters. I have known Mike for about 30 years as both a business partner and a friend. When I was CFO for what was called PacTel Paging, Mike was the General Counsel. We transacted many business activities while with the paging company where there were times we both were under arduous conditions to complete complex transactions but in every case, Mike delivered and exceeded on all expectations. As our careers took both of us from Dallas to the San Francisco Bay Area, we have remained in close contact. I have always relied upon Mike’s counsel whether for personal, business and/or legal matters and he has always been there for me as a good counselor on all matters. It would be my expectation that whomever and whenever his counsel is needed, he will excel at the opportunity."
"Mike is a Business-Person’s attorney. He’s focused on achieving his client’s objectives, while minimizing and managing risks. Mike is sharp, practical, and excels both in written and in verbal communication."
""I worked with Mike at Telephia and found him to be insightful and constructive. Legal issues aren't always the easiest for us non-lawyers to understand but Mike did an excellent job of explaining the legal issues and, more importantly, identifying positive actions that could be taken for company's benefit. AND, just as important, Mike was a great guy to have around. I enjoyed working with him." Brian Saunders, Social Media Expert"
""Mike is an extremely strong legal counsel. His support of my business in Japan was superb. He had the ability to quickly identify and address cross continent legal challenges while also demonstrating a sound business perspective. I have absolute faith in Mike's ability and integrity." Alan Daly, V.P., Customer Deployments, Vindicia, an AmDocs Co."
Positive Coaching Alliance
Regional Executive Director
Aug 2018 - Aug 2020
Led Northern California Region of organization building character development and life-long positive traits through youth sports. I built board of directors, led fundraising, led events, managed financials, and managed staff.
Mar 2015 - Nov 2017
National Director of Encore Fellowships Network, which matches seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high-impact, paid, fellowships, helping the host organizations build their capacity and increase impact. Under my leadership, the EFN matched over 1000 fellowships while adding $100M of value to U.S. social sector.
Super Stars Literacy
Sep 2007 - Apr 2014
First Executive Director for leading early literacy intervention program for low-performing students in low-income communities. Incorporated project as 501(c)(3) and scaled it from $300K volunteer project serving 60 students to $1.6M organization serving over 500 students in 4 school districts.
Assistant General Counsel
Jul 2004 - Oct 2006
Assistant General Counsel responsible for world-wide licensing and transactional legal services for global billing and revenue-management company for telecom, internet, and media industries.
Senior Counsel Services
Jun 2002 - Jun 2004
Outside transactional counsel for Cisco Systems, Logitech & Vodafone.
Sep 2000 - Jun 2002
General Counsel for wireless market research and analysis company.
Vodafone / AirTouch
Jul 1985 - Jul 2000
Senior Counsel for largest global wireless communications company; managed legal services for domestic headquarters operations.