Mike is the partner in charge of our Columbus office and a partner in our Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. His practice includes counseling investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers on issues related to the creation and offering of investment products and services. Mike concentrates on regulatory matters, including the organization, registration and operation of investment companies and investment advisers. He has experience in the development of new products and services, the development and implementation of compliance programs, the organization of domestic and offshore investment vehicles, the operation of municipal fund securities, and the merger and acquisition of investment companies and investment advisers.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Mike served as counsel for Bank One Corporation where he was responsible for advising the bank's asset management line of business. Before Bank One, Mike served as special counsel in the Office of Insurance Products, Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, focusing on variable annuity and variable life insurance products.

  • Presenter, "A Guide to Mutual Fund Insurance," Thompson Hine's Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, July 27, 2021
  • Presenter, "New Adviser Advertisement Rule - Performance Advertising," Thompson Hine's Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, March 17, 2021
  • Presenter, "Innovative Tools for Building a Diverse Board," Thompson Hine's Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, February 24, 2021
  • Panelist, “Regulatory & Compliance Issues Confronting Hedge Funds Today,” Thompson Hine 9th Annual Seminar New York, October 17, 2013
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2018 to 2021
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Central Ohio Compliance Association, Past President
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association

Community Activities

  • Dublin Food Pantry, Board of Trustees (2012-2015), Board Chair (2013-2014)
  • CATCO, Board of Directors (2016-present)