Michael joined WCL&W full-time in 2007 after graduating from The Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. He primarily works in the firm’s transactional and development group, representing developers of condominium and mixed-use projects; forming condominium and homeowners associations; and drafting declarations, subdivision deeds, easement agreements, and other documents related to mixed-use development. Michael also works in the firm’s litigation practice group, representing title companies in various real property disputes. Prior to joining WCL&W, Michael worked for more than ten years in the commercial real estate industry and gained invaluable experience clerking for the firm while attending law school.
- Drafted Master HOA and sub-association documents for a 480-lot residential project (Prince William).
- Drafted condominium instruments and assisted in obtaining variances for various condominium conversions (Arlington).
- Drafted land condominium documents for a large multi-association project (Prince William).
- Assisted in the preparation and filing of an Interstate Land Sales Act Registration Work Manual for a 231-unit condominium project (Fairfax).
- Represented title insurance companies in suits to establish the validity and priority of deeds of trust, resulting from missing interests, defective legal descriptions, and other related claims.
- Successfully obtained summary judgment to establish priority of defectively recorded deed of trust (Fairfax).
- Assisted local financial institution and County Attorney’s Office following foreclosure to bring condominium documents into compliance with affordable dwelling unit statute.
Practice AreasReal Estate Transactions
Commercial Business Transactions
EducationCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2007
Executive Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy, 2006–07
Hobart College, B.A., English, cum laude, 1994
Professional MembershipArlington County Bar Association
Prince William County Bar Association