Mike is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and member of the probate and tax group.  He has more than 30 years of experience helping privately held companies, their investors and their shareholders with tax-related issues.  He has helped these clients with tax structuring, planning and compliance issues which may impact both the businesses and their owners.  Mike is also a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).

Prior to joining Vorys, Mike spent 20 years as the managing partner of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Columbus office.  

Career highlights include:

  • Counseling business owners, executives, professionals and their families in designing comprehensive estate and business succession plans
  • Providing tax perspectives to central Ohio leaders in areas, including wealth preservation, succession planning and estate transfers
  • Conducting successful negotiations on various tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service and multiple state and local tax authorities

Mike received his J.D. from the Cleveland State University College of Law.  He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Walsh University.

Professional & Community Activities

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), Board Chair, 2007-2016; Executive Committee Member, 2007 to present

Columbus Museum of Art, Board Chair, 2015-2018; Executive Committee Member, 2015 to present

Zoombezi Bay, Board of Directors, Current Member of the Board of Directors

The Columbus Club, Treasurer

Pay It Forward Foundation, Board Member

Walsh University, Former Treasurer

American Red Cross of Central Ohio, Former Member of the Board of Directors

Columbus Rotary Foundation, Former Chair

Mt. Carmel College of Nursing, Former Member of the Board of Directors

Experience Columbus, Former Member of the Board of Directors

The Childhood League, Former Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer

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Cleveland State University College of Law, J.D., 1985

Walsh University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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