Michael focuses his practice on state and local taxation of information technology and telecommunications services, civil litigation, and regulatory and administrative proceedings.
Mike served four terms in the Maine State Legislature where he served on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, the Transportation Committee, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, the Special Committee for Maine’s Energy Future, and the Special Committee for Regulatory Reform. Mike has worked for a national information technology consulting company and for a local real estate developer. Through his service in the Maine Legislature and on the boards of many non-profit organizations, Mike has built a deep understanding of organizational governance and strategy.
Fluent in Norwegian, Mike lived and studied in Norway in both high school and college. Mike was a varsity member of the Dartmouth College Nordic Ski Team, where he won the Coach’s Award.
University of Maine School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
Dartmouth College (B.A., 1998 in History)
University of Oslo, Norway (visiting student, 1997)
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Androscoggin County, State of Maine, and American Bar Associations
Community Concepts, Inc. Board of Directors (member 2008–present; President 2010–2012; 2015-2016, Vice President 2009–2010; Treasurer 2016-Present)
AVESTA Housing, Member of Board of Directors (2010–present)
Maine State House of Representatives (member representing Lewiston 2007-2014)
University of Southern Maine Presidential Search Committee (member 2014-2015)
New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors (member 2006 – 2012); Finance Committee member 2007–present)
Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity (2005–2009; Vice-Chair 2006–2008)
Bates Mill #5 Re-Development Committee (member and Co-Chair 2006-2007)
“Where’s Waldo: Sourcing IT and Cloud Services”, State Tax Notes (August 8, 2016)(with Martin Eisenstein).
“State Sales Tax in the Digital Economy: Navigating Electronic Taxability and the Factor Presence Rule”, Strafford Publishing webinar (February 10, 2016).
“State Sales And Transaction Taxes of IT Products and Services: Navigating the Evolving Landscape,” Strafford Publishing webinar (March 5, 2015).
“Transaction Taxes on Information Technologies: The Threat”, State Tax Notes (December 22, 2014)(with Martin Eisenstein).