Michael is a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Michael's practice is focused on the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of aspects, including, but not limited to, leveraged acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, corporate governance and other corporate matters.


Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Michael was a commercial litigator at Morris Polich & Purdy LLP. Michael's litigation practice centered around real estate and corporate matters. The real estate practice included, among other things, disputes relating to residential and commercial real estate purchases, construction defects, landlord-tenant matters and title discrepancies. The corporate practice included, among other things, shareholder claims, business-to-business disputes and director and officer liability issues. 


In addition to his practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Michael serves on the Board of Directors of Hanna Winery, Inc., a family owned and operated business founded by his father in 1985.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Tulane University Alumni Board

Member, Marin Academy High School Alumni Board

Member, Olympic Club


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010California


  • Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.2007
  • Tulane UniversityM.B.A.2007
  • University of the PacificB.A., Political Science2002