Columbus, Ohio – Legal industry veteran Michael E. Flowers has joined the business department of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Flowers’ career spans more than three decades of business leadership and community service. He will practice in the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office.
Flowers joins Steptoe & Johnson from real estate development firm KBK Enterprises where he served as vice president and chief legal officer. During his time there, he advised senior management on projects in major U.S. cities valued at more than $500 million. He also counseled department leaders on issues including compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources. As vice president, he led efforts to develop new business and acquisitions.
“Mike is an experienced leader in the business and legal communities,” said Steptoe & Johnson Columbus office Managing Member J. Kevin West. “His skill as both an attorney and dealmaker are sure to add depth to our firm, and give clients a valuable resource to help meet their needs.”
“Mike’s transactional skills significantly expand our corporate practice and his in-house experience will resonate well with clients,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan S. Brewer. “He is serious about seeing the Columbus area prosper and we are glad to have him on our team.”
He recently completed a three-year term as a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, served on its executive committee, and led its operations and communications committee. As an appointee of Ohio Governor John Kasich, he serves as chair of the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees. His other community development positions include the Ohio Small Business Advisory Council, the Bucknell University Board of Trustees, the National Church Residences Board of Directors, The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate Education & Research at the Fisher College of Business Advisory Board, and others.
He earned his law degree from The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University. He completed the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Minority Business Executive Program. Flowers is a past partner with the law firm of Bricker & Eckler, LLP.
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