Michael

C. "Mike" Lee

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500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

Overview

Mike is a business litigator who represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including construction, director and officer, oil and gas and general business disputes.

Mike is also a business divorce lawyer who counsels clients through the business-divorce process and litigates related disputes when necessary to achieve his clients’ goals. Business disputes, particularly business break-ups, require steady counsel and a creative mind – both of which are skills Mike has displayed throughout his career. Mike understands his clients’ business goals and incorporates litigation strategies designed to accomplish those goals in a timely manner. Mike often partners with the Firm’s Corporate team to seamlessly manage the business-divorce process.

In addition to his business litigation experience, Mike is a lawyer for lawyers. He represents both individual lawyers and law firms in matters involving legal malpractice and other professional liability issues. Mike’s business and business litigation experience has proved to be invaluable while representing lawyers and law firms. Many legal malpractice and professional liability issues arise out of underlying business disputes that must, in effect, be re-litigated in defense of his clients. Moreover, law firms are no different than other businesses in that good counsel, good business advice and zealous representation mitigate against the losses to a business’s bottom line that can be caused by litigation.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2014-2016)
  • Memberships

    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Dallas Athletic Club (Board of Directors)
    • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation, Construction Law and Energy Law Sections
    • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law, Litigation and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Sections
    • St. John’s Episcopal School (Board of Trustees)

Overview

Mike is a business litigator who represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including construction, director and officer, oil and gas and general business disputes.

Mike is also a business divorce lawyer who counsels clients through the business-divorce process and litigates related disputes when necessary to achieve his clients’ goals. Business disputes, particularly business break-ups, require steady counsel and a creative mind – both of which are skills Mike has displayed throughout his career. Mike understands his clients’ business goals and incorporates litigation strategies designed to accomplish those goals in a timely manner. Mike often partners with the Firm’s Corporate team to seamlessly manage the business-divorce process.

In addition to his business litigation experience, Mike is a lawyer for lawyers. He represents both individual lawyers and law firms in matters involving legal malpractice and other professional liability issues. Mike’s business and business litigation experience has proved to be invaluable while representing lawyers and law firms. Many legal malpractice and professional liability issues arise out of underlying business disputes that must, in effect, be re-litigated in defense of his clients. Moreover, law firms are no different than other businesses in that good counsel, good business advice and zealous representation mitigate against the losses to a business’s bottom line that can be caused by litigation.

Experience

  • Business Divorce

    Represented siblings in a family-business dispute. Mike developed a creative, out-of-the box litigation strategy and navigated the psychological and emotional challenges of

  • Business Divorce

    Represented a former officer and shareholder of a construction company in breach of fiduciary duty and trademark litigation following his departure of the construction

  • Law Firm Litigation

    Obtained summary judgment for a full-service law firm in a case involving estate planning in Dallas County Probate Court. In a complicated fact pattern, the court determined

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