Mike is active in his church, Woodmont Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he is an elder and a past chair of its board of directors. He is an avid sport balloonist (previously having been nationally ranked among pilots participating in hot air balloon competitions around the United States), and for several years served as an officer and director of the Middle Tennessee Balloon Group, a non-profit organization devoted to the science, history, art and sport of lighter-than-air aircraft. Mike is also a beekeeper, currently serving as an officer and director of the Nashville Area Beekeepers Association, and for the past several years has led NABA’s annual training sessions for new beekeepers.
Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Award, 2018 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2006-2022 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Healthcare, 2006-2010, 2012-2021 Listed in Expert Guide to the "Leading US Healthcare Lawyers" Listed in Nashville Medical News, "InCharge Healthcare," 2019-2021 Sales, mergers, financings and reorganizations of national and regional long term care providers Assisted with real estate and regulatory matters in connection with sales, mergers, leasings, financings and reorganizations involving numerous national and regional long term care and senior housing providers. Transfers of facilities Served as counsel to buyers, sellers, lessors, lessees and managers in the transfer of numerous healthcare facilities, both in single asset and multi-facility transactions, including specialty hospitals, long term care and senior housing facilities, dialysis facilities, and ambulatory surgery facilities. Financings/Leasings of facilities Served as counsel to borrowers and lenders in numerous healthcare financings, both in single asset and multi-facility transactions, including bond financings, REIT leases, HUD financings, commercial loans, seller financings, accounts receivable financings and private equity transactions. Licensure and certification Assisted numerous buyers, sellers, lessors, lessees and managers in the healthcare "change of ownership" process, including state licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification. Certificate of Need Served as counsel to applicants and opponents in dozens of Certificate of Need (CON) engagements, including specialty hospitals, long term care facilities, diagnostic facilities, and ambulatory surgery facilities (drafting, filing and presenting CON applications, advocating for clients at CON hearings, counseling clients on structuring business arrangements and transactions to avoid the need for a CON, and drafting and obtaining the introduction and passage of special purpose legislation that allowed certain skilled nursing facilities to partition existing large facilities into components). Ancillary services Served as counsel to healthcare providers moving into other service areas, such as pharmacy, home health and hospice. System affiliation Served as counsel to a large continuing care retirement community in structuring and completing an affiliation with a nationally prominent medical center. Compliance and investigations Served as counsel to numerous healthcare providers in challenging various regulatory allegations of non-compliance, at both the state and federal level, including related investigations, and seeking federal court injunctions to prevent the decertification of facilities. Risk management Counseled numerous clients on risk management issues, including the use of captive insurance providers, with a recent emphasis on the physical security requirements of client campuses and the development of policies related to campus security matters.