Michael has represented clients in commercial, contract and other litigation in federal, state and appellate courts. He has represented general contractors, subcontractors, and homebuilders in numerous bench and jury trials in federal and state courts, as well as in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In the area of bankruptcy, Michael has represented creditor rights and insolvency law. Clients include a large life insurance company as a secured lender on commercial properties where the borrower sought bankruptcy protection from foreclosure and appointment of a receiver. He has also represented secured and unsecured creditors of a large home builder in Phoenix, Arizona with a multitude of bankruptcy issues such as use of cash collateral, lift stay motions, marshaling of assets and personal guaranties of the principals.