An experienced business and transactional lawyer, Mike represents a wide range of life sciences, technology, digital media, and other innovation-based companies.
Mike's practice is focused on licensing, strategic and business development transactions, and commercial transactions. He advises clients regarding clinical trial agreements; commercial agreements; strategic alliances, including alliances for co-discovery, co-development, and co-commercialization; intellectual property licenses, including licenses for compounds, processes, platforms, and software; industry collaborations, including manufacturing, formulation, and process collaborations; university collaborations, including sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements; and distribution agreements.
Mike is one of a select group of attorneys to have participated in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory, and broadens the impact of particular, NSF-funded, basic-research projects.
A former in-house lawyer and business development and strategic alliances professional, Mike brings a practical perspective to clients’ legal issues with a keen understanding of the importance of agreements that facilitate rather than hinder business.
The Startup Coalition, Co-founder and Member
MIT Enterprise Forum Games and Entertainment Special Interest Group - Founder and former Chair
MassDiGI, Advisory Board Member
Presenter, Game Publishing 2.0, BBA Event
Presenter, Software Licensing: Battle of the Forms
Presenter, The Law of Digital Games
Moderator, Creative Communities: Building Games outside the Hub, MassDiGI symposium
Presenter, Anatomy of a Game Development Deal, Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series - Becker College
Presenter, Entertainment Law Practice in the Digital Age: New Developments, BBA Event
Developing an App? Make sure you own it!, Adobe Developer Connection
Linden Lab's 'Second Life' in a Catch-22 over virtual property, Boston Business Journal
Outside the office
An ardent cyclist, Mike is an eleven-year veteran of the Pan Mass Challenge, a two-day, 192 mile charity bicycle ride for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in connection with which he has raised over $55,000, and he recently completed the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, referred to by many as the toughest bicycle hillclimb in the world.
News & Events
- Client Alert - Happy Halloween!
6 SCARY Privacy and Data Security Facts and Recent Developments
October 31, 2016
- WISP - Written Information Security Program
August 25, 2016
- Client Alert
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
July 15, 2016
- Client Alert
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Announced
February 9, 2016
- High-Level Points Regarding the U.S. Privacy and Data Security Landscape
January 28, 2016
- Money and Molecules: Early-Stage Life Science Financing
March 30, 2017
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
- Worcester State College, B.A., summa cum laude
- Massachusetts Bar
- Intellectual Property
- Licensing & Strategic Alliances
- Privacy & Data Security
- Startups & Emerging Companies