Touchstone Strategic Law
Mike has lived and worked in the Boston area since 2006. His path to New England was a winding one, having been born on the west coast and spending his formative years in Auburn, Alabama, the son of a physics professor. He left Alabama to attend the University of Virginia, where he got dual degrees in Political and Social Thought and African-American Studies. After taking a year off to rock climb, Mike went to the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 2004. He was a member of the Journal of Race and Law, publishing an article on Fair and Facially Neutral Higher Education Admissions Through Disparate Impact Analysis.
Mike’s law practice spans both litigation and transactional work. In 2013, he cofounded a software company, serving as general counsel and COO for seven years. Prior to that he was a litigator and public policy advocate, working on matters of public interest, including employment, housing and real estate, and healthcare. He now offers that broad, pragmatic experience to emerging companies in general corporate matters. Mike gets excited to help creative and motivated people realize their visions and build great companies in the process.
He is a founding board member of Union Capital Boston, a growing, local nonprofit that’s quickly making a name for itself as an innovative program for low-income communities to build social capital. He also has a diverse pro bono practice, involving immigration law, public benefits litigation, and supporting small business. Outside of work, it is easier to list the things Mike doesn’t like - television news and vanilla ice cream. Otherwise, if it’s interesting, Mike likes it, especially sports, music, and anything irreverent.