“My success lies in solving matters in the most cost-effective way possible to benefit my client, and fulfill their requirements.”
A former U.S. Representative, Michael has practiced law for more than 30 years, representing individuals, family businesses, municipal corporations, and large, complex organizations, as well as government authorities and officers.
Mike knows how to get things done and move projects forward to expeditious and successful completion. From preserving land to completing appealing communities, Mike looks at every aspect of the land development project, local ordinances, and neighbor concern and brings people together to get things done. His clients are his work and his passion, and their success is paramount to what he does.
In Mike’s free time, he enjoys sailing his sailboat in Bucks County. He also serves his community by participating on various non-profit boards.
Starting in a small Bucks County, PA firm, Mike developed his passion to be of service to his clients wherever possible. Within just a few years of beginning his practice, he was asked to serve as Bucks County’s Commissioner by the Board of Judges. Further asked to run for the United States Congress, Mike served another eight years in office as a Member of the Congress.
Mike was elected four times to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District (109th, 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses) and served eight years on the House Financial Services Committee. While there, he was a member of three subcommittees: the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee; the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit subcommittee; and the Oversight and Investigation subcommittee, on which he was vice chair. There he successfully sponsored legislation enacted into law, including the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act, Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act, and additional resources for the National Flood Insurance Program. He also chaired the Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Finance (2015-2016), which resulted in proposed legislation.
Mike was also elected three times (1995, 1999, 2003) to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners and served ten years as a commissioner, five years of which he served as board chair. He and his fellow commissioners earned high praise for the skillful delivery of county services. He spearheaded the organization of the County’s first Enterprise Zone which led to the creation of thousands of jobs in the private business sector of Bucks County. Mike successfully advocated for significant increases in farmland and open space preservation, and chaired effective publicly-approved referendums to increase resources for land preservation projects.
After Mike’s terms in Congress, he headed back to his home to do what he started and what he wanted – work with local business leaders, developers, preservationists, families, local government leaders, and individuals to help them succeed.
Mike’s greatest honor and achievement was when he convinced the White House to change course on a decision and to bring a new National Cemetery for Veterans to Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Mike serves on many community and non-profit boards including Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America, Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, the Heritage Conservancy, Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.
He has also served as officer for several additional non-profit organizations, including Lower Bucks Hospital, Bucks County Housing Development Corporation, and Self Help Movement, a local drug and alcohol residential treatment facility.
Mike was rated AV Preeminent by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell, and was given the “Outstanding Achievement Award” in the field of Government Relations by the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association, Inc. (April 2, 2017)
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