Mike Shomo believes that a close relationship with clients and comprehensive knowledge of their business are the keys to successful legal representation. He focuses first on understanding clients’ business objectives and priorities, then works with them to formulate and implement practical, business-minded, legal solutions aligned with their objectives and priorities. Mike represents and counsels developers and owners in a broad range of sophisticated and complex real estate and related business transactions from coast to coast. His experience spans mixed-use, single- and multi-family residential, resort, retail and office projects, and includes significant urban redevelopment projects, public-private partnerships and large master-planned communities.
Mike advises clients over the entire life cycle of projects – from conceptual planning, ownership and joint venture structuring, land assemblage, design and land use entitlements, through financing, development and construction, leasing, operations and disposition. He has over 25 years of legal experience, including 7 years as in-house counsel for a large multi-family REIT. Mike was a practicing architect before turning to the law. His career-long involvement in the real estate industry enables him to see the dots and how they connect.