Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Mike is a shareholder and the chair of the firm’s corporate and securities group. He has practiced corporate, securities and banking law for over 30 years. Prior to joining us, Mike spent three years in the Division of Corporate Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and three years as a Certified Public Accountant with the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. Mike represents many health care related businesses, such as nutraceuticals, health care software products and pharmaceuticals. He is also a community banker and a founding director and Audit Committee Chairman of Patriot Bank. Listed in the Bond Buyers Red Book, Mike has participated in over $1 billion of affordable housing bond offerings and is also very active in community land trust initiatives. Mike handles the defense of administrative proceedings brought by securities regulators. Recently, under Mike’s supervision, the firm received a favorable ruling after oral arguments before the SEC overturning the Chief Administrative Law Judge’s decision in a Madoff feeder fund case. He also represents broker-dealers in their placement agent and underwriting business and recently served as managing dealer counsel for a $950 million public preferred stock REIT offering and has represented placement agents in numerous real estate private placements.