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Mike Funk focuses his practice in the areas of commercial transactions, corporate law, commercial and government contracts, and real estate. Mike advises start-up and emerging clients in various matters, including raising capital and private placement of securities. As the former general counsel of a DOW-30 technology company’s subsidiary, he has a particular understanding of the necessity of outside counsel truly knowing and being invested in a client and its business. Mike finds creative and effective solutions to clients’ problems – often utilizing problem-solving skills and techniques from his education and background in product design.

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
American Bar Association Administrative Law Review (College of William & Mary)
Order of the Coif (College of William & Mary)

Key Experience

When a client’s in-house counsel departed on short notice, Mike’s familiarity and relationships with the client permitted him to step in and fill the void as lead on essentially all legal matters on a long-term basis until new in-house counsel was hired and trained
Led a client’s multi-million dollar acquisition of a business with operations in four locations; Legal tasks performed included organization of the buyer entity, significant due diligence, negotiation and documentation for the acquisition of personal property and lease of facilities, negotiation of financing, representation before governmental authorities regarding regulatory compliance, zoning, and licensing, and negotiation of commercial agreements with customers
Advised and assisted commercial real estate developer in various real estate and contractual matters, including the sale of individual retail lots, the sale of an entire retail development, financing matters, regulatory issues, leasing, and landlord/tenant issues

Work Experience

2006 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1999-2006 Counsel, Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Inc.
1992-1999 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC