Chief Legal Officer
Michael has more than 17 years of corporate legal experience and has a diverse background in legal and risk management, capital raising, and counseling on negotiations, contracts, offering, and core business operations.
Before joining us, Michael held the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary with Silver Star Properties REIT, Inc., a non-traded real estate investment trust operating in the self storage, office, retail, and industrial sectors. He was previously General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE:LUB), a publicly traded restaurant and foodservice company. In addition, Michael co-founded the world’s first and leading crowdfunding platform for oil, gas, and energy investments at EnergyFunders, where he led the company to a successful exit in June 2020. Michael has significant experience in acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, borrowing, real estate operations and transactions.
Michael earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Houston Law Center. He is a Texas State Bar Member, holds his United States Federal Court license, and was awarded a Top 50 General Counsel award from The National Diversity Council.