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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Care
  • Trusts
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Taxation
  • Wealth Transfer

Experience

Mike is an experienced transaction and bond counsel. He has represented numerous public and private companies, including HCA Healthcare Corporation, Eckerd Corp., Jim Walters Corp. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (formerly National Medical Enterprises, Inc.), in acquisition and joint ventures. From 1997 to 1999 Mike served as assistant general counsel for Tenet Healthcare Corp. During that time he provided general legal services to 17 acute-care hospitals in the state of Florida, which included both the acquisition and liquidation of physician practices, formation of joint ventures between Tenet and other health care providers, federal compliance issues, and medical staff matters. Mike has served as bond counsel for Florida Housing Finance Corporation on a number of affordable housing projects, including tax credit, tax-exempt transactions and tax-exempt entity transactions. He is a board certified tax attorney by The Florida Bar.

Education

  • U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., physics/mathematics (1973)
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (honors, 1981)
  • University of Florida College of Law, LL.M., taxation (summa cum laude, 1982)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Board Certified in Tax Law
  • Health Law Section, Member
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Tax Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tenet Healthcare Corp., former Florida Assistant General Counsel

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Order of the Coif
  • Certified Naval Engineer, Nuclear Power
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2019
  • Tampa Top Rated Lawyer, Corporate, 2013

Civic

  • National MS Society, Board of Trustees
  • Town and Country Hospital, Board of Trustees
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 1990

Military Service

  • U.S. Navy, Commander (Retired) 

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