Mike joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2022. He is a member of the Business practice group and focuses his practice in business and tax law, specifically in employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation. He has extensive experience with both tax-qualified retirement plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, ESOPs, health plans, fiduciary law, equity compensation, stock options and restricted stock, and incentive and deferred compensation plans. Mike also focuses on the rescue of plans with document or operational defects.
Mike has won designations as a specialist in ERISA. He is the innovator of the ESOF (Employee Stock Ownership Fund), an alternative to an ESOP. With clients ranging from individuals and small business to large companies with thousands of employees, Mike has secured more than 45 years of experience in ERISA law, including designing, drafting and implementing plans of every size and type. Mike is frequently in demand as a seminar speaker and an author.
Outside of the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, reading mysteries and works about historical events, watching classic movies, listening to music of all kinds and playing the piano.