Chief Legal Officer
Michael, Fresh’s Chief Legal Officer, has been practicing law in the commercial sector for nearly 20 years. As much a business person as he is a lawyer, he has a keen eye for striking the right balance between managing risk and advancing strategic growth.
Before coming to Fresh, Michael was partner at a boutique business transaction and litigation firm before leaving to start his own practice advising and representing business owners and their enterprises. As litigation counsel, Michael represented his clients at trial and on appeal in both state and federal court.
Although general counsel by day, Michael maintains his love of technology and science, having earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, and a law degree from Seattle University with an emphasis in Business and Intellectual Property Law.
When he’s not at work, Michael loves traveling with his wife, also a lawyer, and their 5 children. Some of his outdoor passions are fly fishing, surfing, and rock climbing, although he’s always down for any kind of adventure.
Projects I've Worked On
How Will the Oracle Java Licensing Changes Affect You?
Earlier this year, Oracle announced that beginning January 1, 2019, it will no longer provide support and updates to Java SE 8. Instead, the support and updates that have been included as part of the Java license will now be available only through a separate subscription support service. As we are now well into the … Continued
A Legal Perspective on South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc.
Wayfair and the E-Commerce Sales Tax – What are the Implications? Update August 24, 2018: Since this article was posted on our blog, several states, including Washington, have already begun introducing legislation to apply their respective B&O Excise tax laws to the online transactions subject to the Supreme Court’s ruling. On Thursday, June 21st, 2018, the … Continued