An experienced business and technology lawyer, Mike represents a wide range of information, technology, digital media, and life sciences companies.
His practice is focused on licensing and commercial transactions, as he advises clients regarding strategic alliances, intellectual property licenses, technology development and distribution transactions, and video game development and publishing.
A former in-house lawyer and business development 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
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Announced
February 9, 2016
- High-Level Points Regarding the U.S. Privacy and Data Security Landscape
January 28, 2016
- Client Alert
4,500 Companies Reeling as EU's Highest Court Invalidates Safe Harbor
October 13, 2015
- Data Privacy Bell Ringers
These Situations Should Ring a Bell and Prompt Discussion with Privacy Counsel
January 28, 2015
- Open Source Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions
January 6, 2015
- 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