STATEMENT FROM MICHAEL
In the course of practicing law I
provide a unique blend of determination and integrity to
my client's concerns. At the end of the day, I want each and every
person to feel as if I have made a positive difference as their
advocate. That means when you walk through my door, my goal is that we
build better solutions. If you want a person in your corner who takes a
personal interest in your success then I meet those qualifications.
There are positive methods to resolve conflicts. The majority of
conflict resolution success is imbedded in the ability to really hear
what each side of a conflict is attempting to communicate. One client
said that I possess a determined attitude towards conflict. My
true strength is the ability to facilitate defining core issues.
Without the first critical step of identifying the core issue, the
solution only has a 50/50 chance of success.
I am a person willing to
get my hands dirty and work through the tough issues while being honest
with all sides. My skills provide my clients confidence that I am
going to work hard for their goals. It's my combination of skills and
values that provide me the ability to uncover common solution sets. This
requires patience, empathy, respect, and compassion. The genius
is in the details. Whether it's business or family law, my goal is to
use the gifts bestowed upon me to help you find your common ground
through negotiations, collaborative law or mediation.
creating strategic solutions for my clients’ unique challenges.
My formal communication training includes courses in human
relations, conflict resolution, mediation, and collaborative law. I
graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1986 with a degree in
psychology and then graduated from the University of Tulsa College of
Law in May of 1992. I have been licensed to practice law in Oklahoma
since 1992. After spending the last 12 years supporting the deployment
of telecommunications facilities around the country, I opened my law
Over the last 12 years, I have worked as a consultant and
negotiator supporting the acquisition, construction, and development of
telecommunications facilities throughout the United States. I have
extensive experience negotiating commercial transactions, real
estate deals, easements and municipal affairs. My experience and
training includes licensing, permitting, zoning, contracts,
organizational development, project management, writing, sales,
marketing, and legal research. Building strong relationships,
team environments and encouraging open communications to create
strategic solutions to challenges are the keys to my achievements.
passion for sustainable technology and economic development has
led me to work in a special niche in business law. I take great pleasure
in assisting clients to form, sell, or develop new business ventures
based on sustainable concepts. Over the past three years I have given
multiple presentations to different audiences on sustainable business
practices. I welcome the opportunity to consult with you on your