Loyola University Chicago School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 2006
University of Notre Dame,
B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
Missouri Bar Association
American Bar Association
Section of Taxation
Illinois State Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Employee Benefits Association of St. Louis
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings), 2023
Included in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2013-2016 (by Thomson Reuters)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2005
Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts
University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
Michael's practice is focused on providing practical, comprehensive solutions that meet the business goals of clients in the employee benefits area of human resources law assisting public, private and tax-exempt organizations.
He has experience with a broad range of qualified retirement plan matters, including issues before the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. He has experience drafting and reviewing equity compensation arrangements, employee stock purchase plans and prospectuses and incentive compensation plans. In this capacity, he has consulted with clients on various Section 409A compliance matters. His experience also includes advising employers with respect to employee benefits and executive compensation matters in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Co-presenter, "Financial Risks Common in Employee Benefit Programs,"
TCLE, January 29, 2020
"Wellness Programs and HIPAA, the ADA, and the EEOC";
TC Client Seminar, March 2015
"Benefit Issues for Employees in the Hot Box";
TC Client Seminar, March 2014
"Domestic Partner Updates: Supreme Court Overturns DOMA";
Sponsored by WEB, July 2013
"Common Employee Benefits Mistakes and How to Address Them";
TC Client Seminar, March 2013
"Employee Benefits Issues in Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Other Corporate Transactions";
TC Client Seminar, March 2013
"The New EPCRS: Time to Come Clean";
Sponsored by BAMSL, February 2013
"Managing Leaves of Absence";
TC Client Seminar, February 2012
"IRS Determination Letter Program";
Sponsored by BAMSL, October 2011
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