Mike is a shareholder at Welch, Gold, Siegel & Fiffik, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mike counsels businesses in all stages of their lifecycles from conception, formation, growth, maturity, expansion and exit. His clients operate a diverse range of ventures including commercial real estate, restaurants and entertainment venues, medical practices, medical service providers, dental practices, accounting practices, retail stores, construction firms, trucking companies, crane operators, childcare providers and various franchises. He has substantial experience facilitating financial transactions including venture investments, acquisitions and sales of privately held companies, strategic alliances, secured lending arrangements, restructuring, corporate governance and employment issues. A significant portion of his time is devoted to representing landlords and tenants, borrowers, purchasers and sellers, developers and investors, limited partnerships, managers and owners in wide variety of commercial estate matters.
Mike received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University (Go Lions!). He was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2011-2017 in the areas of business, corporate and real estate law and is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in corporate law, litigation and business law. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
Mike is a regular presenter at Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education courses on subjects including business formation and real estate matters. Mike makes regular appearances to speak on the topic of Group Legal Plans and how they are changing the delivery of legal services in our country. He has been quoted in press releases from Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. and articles appearing in the Oklahoma Journal-Record, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is a two-time recipient of the Leadership Award for excellence in management and providing services to their members of LegalShield.
He serves on several Boards of Directors for Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Concordia Foundation and Concordia Lutheran Ministries of Pittsburgh from 2004 – present; is a member of the Lutheran Law League, serves as Chairman of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania Thrivent Member Network Board of Directors, participates as a Pro-Bono attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services representing clients with Petitions for Protection from Abuse; and is on the Neighborhood Legal Services reduced-fee panel of attorneys handling domestic and bankruptcy cases and is a Volunteer Attorney for Legal Resources for Women – YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
Areas of Practice: Business, Corporate, Commercial Transactions, Commercial and General Litigation, Real Estate, Workers Compensation, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration
Bar Admissions and Education
Pennsylvania, 1992; Federal District Court, Western Pennsylvania 1992
J.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1992
B.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1989