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Duke University School of Law, Cum Laude, LLM, 2015
University of Richmond School of Law, Cum Laude, J.D., 2013
Norwich University, M.A., 2004
Middlebury College, B.A., 1997

Virginia State Bar

Professional Affiliations
IP Transactions & Licensing Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Trademark Legislation Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Copyright Policy Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Lewis F. Powell, Jr Inn of Court

Mike works with businesses of various sizes on corporate and securities matters but has a special emphasis on working with entrepreneurs and startup companies on intellectual property, corporate formation & governance, and early-stage equity financing. He has advised local startup businesses on trademark and trade secret protection, intellectual property licensing, business litigation, and private equity financing, including two of the “Venture Forum Companies to Watch – 2017.” He is heavily involved in working with groups and organizations throughout the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Virginia, and mentors early-stage startups through local incubator and accelerator programs, as well as mentoring student-run businesses at VCU and the University of Richmond. In addition to working with his clients, Mike also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, teaching several courses, including Drafting Intellectual Property Transactions, Entertainment Law, and Advising the Entrepreneur.