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My practice is concentrated on corporate and securities law. Since 1984, I have represented corporate clients and individuals in a variety of business transactions, including public and private financings, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both domestically and internationally.

I currently serve as outside general counsel to select businesses in several different industries. I also work with companies, founders and investors on specific projects such as startup structuring, debt and equity financings, and sales of businesses.


Practice areas


  1. Venture Capital: 25%
    32 years
  2. M & A: 25%
    32 years
  3. Securities Offerings: 25%
    32 years
  4. Corporate: 25%
    32 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan I. Feil

    Mike worked with me as co-counsel in a unique kind of securities offering in 2010 for a long-time client. He handled the more sophisticated securities and business law questions, while I assembled the final offering packet. It was a good team approach, for our firm as corporate counsel but less experienced in securities placements, to work together as co-counsel. Mike is knowledgeable, easy to work with, and dedicated to producing a quality product at a fair fee.


    Jonathan Feil Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Henry N Dixon

    I endorse Mike. He is a very experienced, intelligent and thoughtful corporate attorney. He is well respected in the legal community and would be a great resource for any business.


    Henry Dixon Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Arbor Law Group

1942 Westlake Avenue
Ste 3003
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
Top Attorney in Corporate/SecuritiesSuper Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Seattle's Best LawyersN/A2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2001
Who's WhoN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyArbor Law Group2014 - Present
MemberSummit Law Group1997 - 2014
PartnerHeller Ehrman White & McAuliffe1994 - 1997
PartnerBogle & Gates1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Crowdfunding and CrowdsourcingCo-Chair2013
The JOBS Act and Private/Angel InvestmentsCo-Chair2012
Taking Advantage of the JOBS ActOverview of the JOBS Act2012
Business, Corporate & Securities Law UpdateMergers & Acquisitions2006
Executive BriefingPositioning your Company for a Merger or Acquisition2005
Venture Capital FinancingFounder Issues2004
Washington Annual Corporate & Securities Law UpdateFinance, Public Company Disclosure and Public Offerings2003
Venture Capital FinancingSecurities Issues2002