Michael focuses his practice on producing creative and effective solutions for his business-oriented clients. His experience includes counseling on a wide range of matters:
- Corporate governance and business planning
- Advising on real estate purchases
- Sales and related transactions
- Negotiating commercial leases
- Navigating business disputes
- Consulting on mergers and acquisitions
- Conducting negotiations on transactional matters and issues of liability
- Counseling on contractual relations
- Lobbying local and state governing bodies
- Guiding his clients through complex regulatory environments including matters related to alcohol licenses, medical marijuana matters, and regulated firearms.
Since the passage of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, he has become one of the state’s top attorneys to advise participants in the state’s medical marijuana industry.
Prior to law school, Michael interned with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in the Gang Task Force Unit. During law school, he worked with various prominent firms in Arkansas as a law clerk. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ben T. Barry in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas and as a legislative extern for Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). He was also a mentor to younger students and served on the Editorial Board of the Arkansas Law Review.
After law school, Michael continued his education by becoming a Master in Business Administration. While at the Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business, Michael was appointed as a member of the MBA Curriculum Redesign Committee.
Michael has shown a clear dedication to ethics, serving as an elected representative to the Student Conduct Council at the University of Arkansas School of Law, an appointed member of the Arkansas Law Review Disciplinary Committee, and as an appointed member of the University of Arkansas All-University Academic Integrity Board.
High Crimes, Treason, and Chicken Theft: Infamous Crimes in Arkansas and Disqualification from Political Office — 67 ARK. L. REV. 653 (2014)
The Shifting Landscape of Captive Insurance Arrangements — 35 Inside (NY State Bar. Assoc.) 33 (Spr./Sum. 2017)
Uniform Voidable Transactions Act as Adopted in Arkansas — Rose Law Firm Website (May 2017), available at http://www.roselawfirm.com/2017/05/uniform-voidable-transactions-act-as-adopted-in-arkansas/
Banking in the Medical Marijuana Industry is a Quagmire of Opportunity — Rose Law Firm Website (May 2017), available at http://www.roselawfirm.com/2017/05/banking-in-the-medical-marijuana-industry-is-a-quagmire-of-opportunity/
Guns or Ganja: Pick One and Only One — 52 Ark. Lawyer 24 (Spr. 2017), available at https://issuu.com/arkansas_bar_association/docs/the_arkansas_lawyer_spring_2017issu/26