Michael is a civil litigator with a diverse practice before various federal and state courts, including bankruptcy courts and the North Carolina Business Court. He has significant experience at all stages of litigation in cases involving a broad range of commercial, organizational and business, contract, landlord-tenant, collections, trusts and estates, tax, and bankruptcy issues. Michael also frequently handles appellate matters in those areas. He finds creative strategies to assist his clients in pursuing their goals through the court system and alternative means for dispute resolution.
"In All Things Excellence" - This motto was written above the doorway to the dining hall in my fraternity house. I now have it printed above the telephone in my office, and do my best to live up to it.
When I am not working, I'm usually squeezing in a few holes of golf, working hard to entertain two young children, looking for fun new recipes to try, or working in my yard. Although my practice takes me all over the State, my family and I love living in New Bern because it has a small-town feel, a great downtown, access to two rivers, and is just a short trip to the beach.
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