MICHAEL MCCANN PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Accomplished leader with extensive experience in management of real
estate and right of way acquisitions. Demonstrated expertise in design,
strategy, negotiation and structure of transactions. Unique blend of
problem solving, communication and customer relations skills together
with experience in project management and strong computer proficiency.
Major strengths in:
- Contract Drafting
- Complex Negotiations & Transactions
- Real Estate
- Easement /Site / Right-of-way Acquisitions
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
- Corporate Operations
- Real Estate Due Diligence and Analysis
- Successfully negotiated, advised and directed internal clients,
legal counsel and management on strategic solutions of over $100MM
total value involving over 3,000 miles right-of way.
- Negotiated multiple joint construction agreements ranging in
values from $200,000 to $60MM.
- Timely drafted and negotiated broad range of transactional
agreements for varied customers.
- Performed all levels of due diligence on corporations, all
property types and individuals.
- Successfully negotiated the acquisition and development of over
40 wireless telecommunications sites in 24 months.
- The University of Tulsa College of Law - Juris Doctorate - May
- Oklahoma State University - Bachelor of Science - July 1986
- Access to Justice Committee
- United States District Court for the Western
District of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Tulsa County Bar Association
FRANCY LAW FIRM - MARCH 2003 - SEPTEMBER 2005
current position is an associate in a general law practice. My practice
involves business formations, business transactions, real estate
transactions, litigation, family and collaborative law. Extensive
involvement negotiating agreements between private and public entities.
Secondary functions include researching legal issues and community
education on varied legal matters.
AFN / EPGN / PIPKIN, INC. / MTI - SEPTEMBER 2000 - MARCH 2003
Contractor for right of way and facility acquisitions. AFN - Supported
due diligence assessment of America’s Fiber Network (“AFN”) 8,000 mile
facility, right of way, and fiber optic telecommunications network. El
Paso Global Networks (“EPGN”) - My responsibilities included right of
way due diligence, reviewing and negotiating agreements ranging from
municipal licenses, joint construction and building entry agreements.
Secondary functions included assisting in developing corporate
structures within Route Development including program management,
records and document control, assisting the definition of facility
design and construction budgets. PIPKIN - Acquired telecommunications
conduit system located in downtown Phoenix and successfully negotiated
settlement between the City of Phoenix and 6 telecommunications
companies involved in a joint construction project terminated by a
defaulting telecommunications carrier. Mountain Telecommunications, Inc
(“MTI”) - Advised MTI on strategy to acquire outside plant facilities.
WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS - NOVEMBER 1998 - SEPTEMBER 2000
Project Manager- Route Development. Primary responsibilities included
defining strategic cost effective cross-country routes for
telecommunication infrastructure, right-of-way due diligence,
negotiating right-of-way agreements, joint construction agreements and
governmental approvals. Successfully negotiated right-of-way agreements
with national and regional right-of-way providers of over $100MM to
provide cost effective and timely solutions to over 3000 miles of long
haul routes. Worked as Williams' Lead Negotiator with national
telecommunications companies on joint construction agreements ranging in
values from $200,000 to $60MM. Designated as Williams’ primary contact
for Route Development with two national railroads, working through
extensive interactions and disputes covering over 2100 miles of
right-of-way. Developed Route Development internal operating processes
to manage account files.
HEMPHILL CORPORATION - AUGUST 1994 - AUGUST 1998
Manager/Manager. Successfully accomplished the acquisition of over 40
green field wireless communication tower sites within a 24 month period
on time and within budget. Primary duties included acting as a
negotiator and liaison between respective clients, landowners which
required extensive contract drafting, researching local, county and
state regulations on tower site placement, working with governmental
officials, submission of zoning applications, building permit
applications and multiple appearances at public hearings on behalf of
clients. Promoted to site acquisition / construction management position
in 1996 which required directing site acquisition specialists, attorneys
and surveyors to purchase over 20 sites including zoning and building
permit applications, attending public hearings, reviewing local zoning
ordinances, coordinating the front end of site development. Secondary
duties included acting as in house counsel, negotiating disputes with
outside parties and coordinating the reconciliation of delinquent
accounts. Promoted to manage purchasing department in the fall of 1997
with accountability for purchasing, shipping and receiving. Established
and implemented purchasing processes reducing material costs by over