Mr. Michalak provides HoganWillig with invaluable experience in the large field of construction law. He represents contractors and surety companies in contract negotiations, public bidding issues, risk management and claim prosecution and defense; he also represents business clients in structuring business and shareholder relationships, succession planning, real estate development and commercial leases; finally, he regularly represents individuals in mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
In addition to his Doctor of Jurisprudence, Mr. Michalak has degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering and has held engineering positions in county government and a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Michalak has been a business law lecturer at the University of Buffalo and a speaker and author for various organizations including the American Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, a not-for-profit organization that provides information, education, and communication for the Western New York construction industry.
|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension||1974||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Buffalo Business First||2018|
|Of Counsel||HoganWillig Attorneys at Law||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Erie County||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry||Member||N/A|
|Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Building Western New York||I Want To Get Paid For The Work My Company Performed||2013|
|University of Houston||MS - Master of Science||1975|
|University of Houston Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|University of Detroit||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|
|Business Law Conference||Business Law||2015|
|OneBeacon Ins. Co. v Uniland Partnership of Del., L.P.|