Mike’s practice focuses on California business and real estate transactions and related entity formation and joint venture structuring. Mike co-founded Brown Gee & Wenger LLP in 2011, having been a partner in large law firms but choosing to focus on a business law boutique approach with emphasis on business, real estate, corporate, employment and litigation expertise.
Mike’s real estate practice includes structuring, negotiating and documenting real estate purchase and sale agreements, negotiating joint venture and partnership agreements, assignments, development and subdivision agreements, due diligence and feasibility, resolving title exceptions, addressing environmental and regulatory issues, NDAs and confidentiality agreements, reciprocal use, easement and operation agreements, letters of intent, asset purchase agreements and leases.
Mike’s land use practice includes work with clients in their pursuit of subdivision and parcel map approvals, land use entitlements and other legal approvals from local governments in Northern California.
Mike’s business practice includes entity formation and advising business clients and owners in the ongoing operations of their legal entities, including LLCs, closely-held corporations and limited partnerships. The practice includes entity formation, including consideration of the type of entity and tax considerations, in collaboration with his client’s tax advisors and accountants, and the drafting and amendment of operating agreements, by laws, articles of incorporation and organization, partnership and joint venture agreements. Mike assists business clients in qualifying to do business in California and elsewhere in the United States.