Mike has extensive experience representing governmental entities, banks, trust companies, insurance companies and public utilities in commercial transactions, before regulatory authorities and in legislative matters. For more than 25 years, Mike also advised numerous companies, including Fortune 500 companies, on unclaimed property issues and in audits and in voluntary compliance programs. 

Mike’s governmental affairs clients have included governmental entities, such as the Delaware River & Bay Authority and the Delaware Department of Insurance. He has represented various financial institutions and utilities, such as Delmarva Power & Light Company and Comcast, before regulatory authorities and state, county and local governments and in legislative and public policy matters before Delaware government as well.

Mike has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009. He has spoken on unclaimed property issues and coauthored the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio, Unclaimed Property. Mike Co-Chaired the Uniform Laws Commission Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, legislation which forms the basis for the law of unclaimed property for over 40 states.

Mike has served in numerous leadership roles with both Delaware and national business and professional organizations. In 2023, he was appointed by Delaware Governor John Carney to serve on the Delaware Environmental Appeals Board and the Delaware Marijuana Appeals Commission. He has served as President of the Uniform Law Commission, a bi-partisan organization which drafts and enacts uniform and model legislation for all of the states on a variety of topics affecting individuals and businesses and he is also a Trustee of the Uniform Law Foundation.  He is a Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association and former member of the board of the Delaware Bar Foundation. He was appointed in 2017 by Governor Carney to serve as Chair of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC), a council with representatives from both the public and private sectors, charged with providing non-partisan and objective revenue and expenditure estimates to the Governor and General Assembly and with providing advice to the Governor and the Secretary of Finance on the State’s overall financial conditions, current and projected economic conditions and trends, tax policy and current and projected trends in the national and local economies which may affect Delaware.

Mike has served as both a Board member and counsel to the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, currently serves on the Board of the Delaware Public Policy Institute, has served on the board of Pete du Pont Freedom Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of the Artesian Resources Corporation and the Rockefeller Trust Company of Delaware.

Active in Delaware politics for more than 35 years, Mike has advised, and raised funds for the campaigns of, Delaware Governors, Attorneys General and Insurance Commissioners as well as numerous members of the Delaware General Assembly and other Delaware elected officials.

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American Bar Association

Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (Chair)

Delaware Environmental Appeals (Board Member) 

Delaware Marijuana Appeals Commission (Commissioner)

Delaware Public Policy Institute (Board Member)

Delaware State Bar Association (Past President)

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (Former Counsel and former Board Member)

Pete du Pont Freedom Award Foundation (Former Board Member)

Uniform Law Commission (Past President, Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Co-Chair), Executive Committee (President, 2012-2013, Chair, 2010-2011), Scope and Program Committee (Chair, 2008-2009; Vice President, 2006-2007), Legislative Committee (Chair, 2000-2005))


  • Delaware Court of Chancery, 1982-1983


University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1982

University of Virginia, BA, English/History (American Studies), with high distinction, 1978


  • Delaware, 1982
  • US District Court for the District of Delaware, 1983
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1985

Mike has helped draft and enact numerous pieces of Delaware legislation including Delaware’s Bank Insurance Powers Act, Limited Liability Partnership Act, Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Delaware’s “Technology Court” legislation and most recently the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking Act.

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