An experienced business and transactional lawyer, Mike represents a wide range of life sciences, technology, digital media, and other innovation-based companies.
Mike’s practice is focused on licensing, strategic and business development transactions, and commercial transactions. He advises clients regarding clinical trial agreements; commercial agreements; strategic alliances, including alliances for co-discovery, co-development, and co-commercialization; intellectual property licenses, including licenses for compounds, processes, platforms, and software; industry collaborations, including manufacturing, formulation, and process collaborations; university collaborations, including clinical trial and other sponsored research agreements, and material transfer agreements; and distribution agreements.
Mike is one of a select group of attorneys to have participated in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory, and broadens the impact of particular, NSF-funded, basic-research projects.
A former in-house lawyer and business development and strategic alliances professional, Mike brings a practical perspective to clients’ legal issues with a keen understanding of the importance of agreements that facilitate rather than hinder business.
The Startup Coalition, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Life Sciences Venture Network, Founder and Executive Director
MassDiGI, Advisory Board Member
MIT Enterprise Forum Games and Entertainment Special Interest Group – Founder and former Chair
Speaker, Trends and Developments IP Counsel, Business Lawyers and Litigators Must Know, 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2018
Presenter, Game Publishing 2.0, BBA Event
Presenter, Software Licensing: Battle of the Forms
Presenter, The Law of Digital Games
Moderator, Creative Communities: Building Games outside the Hub, MassDiGI symposium
Presenter, Anatomy of a Game Development Deal, Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series – Becker College
Presenter, Entertainment Law Practice in the Digital Age: New Developments, BBA Event
Developing an App? Make sure you own it!, Adobe Developer Connection
Linden Lab’s ‘Second Life’ in a Catch-22 over virtual property, Boston Business Journal
Outside the office
An ardent cyclist, Mike is an eleven-year veteran of the Pan Mass Challenge, a two-day, 192 mile charity bicycle ride for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in connection with which he has raised over $55,000, and he recently completed the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, referred to by many as the toughest bicycle hillclimb in the world.
News & Events
COVID-19 Resource Collection
July 21, 2022
Force Majeure in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak
March 16, 2020
Data Privacy Bell Ringers
These Situations Should Ring a Bell and Prompt Discussion with Privacy Counsel
January 8, 2018
Client Alert – Happy Halloween!
4 SCARY Facts about the New European Union General Data Protection Regulation
October 31, 2017
Client Alert – Happy Halloween!
6 SCARY Privacy and Data Security Facts and Recent Developments
October 31, 2016
2019 VC and M&A Forum
May 2, 2019
Show Me the Money: Bio Bucks, Royalties and Other Payment Structures in Strategic Alliances
April 3, 2019
2018 VC and M&A Forum
March 29, 2018
Encore Event! Strategic Alliances: Pot of Gold or Pretty Poison?
June 28, 2017
Strategic Alliances: Pot of Gold or Pretty Poison? – Life Sciences Series – Panel 4
April 28, 2017
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
- Worcester State College, B.A., summa cum laude
- Massachusetts Bar
- Intellectual Property
- Licensing & Strategic Alliances
- Privacy & Data Security
- Startups & Emerging Companies