Michael focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate governance.

He joined Taft after serving as a legal fellow and corporate counsel at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Prior to his time in-house, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before becoming an attorney, he managed business operations for medium and small-sized businesses.

Michael earned his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Akron Law Review, President of the Corporate & Business Law Society, Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society, and earned exceptional service honors. He also placed as a national quarterfinalist and regional champion in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

Michael earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Akron, where he was the President of the Economics Club and a member of the Undergraduate Student Government.


  • University of Akron School of Law (2020)

    magna cum laude

  • The University of Akron (2016)

    B.A., Economics


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Business Law Group

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association