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Mike is an AV-rated lawyer with more than 33 years of experience in general commercial and business issues with an emphasis on construction-related matters on a regional, national, and international level. He handles and oversees all Garney’s legal needs and requirements including, without limitation, risk management, bonds and insurance, litigation and arbitration, acquisitions, dispute resolution and avoidance, P3s, and contract negotiation.
Mike joined Garney as an employee-owner in 2017 after working with Garney as outside counsel for several years. He was previously an equity partner at Lathrop Gage and Lewis, Rice and Fingerish located in Kansas City and served as general counsel to a Sheikh in Saudi Arabia with business interests around the globe for several years.
He holds professional licensure in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, and several federal district and appellate courts, and is a member of the American Bar Association. Mike enjoys sports (especially baseball and basketball), chasing his kids around, is an avid reader, and is fluent in German. He is based in Kansas City.