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University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt), J.D., 1989
Member, Order of the Coif
University of California, Davis, M.A., 1982
University of California, Davis, B.A., 1979
“Keeping the deal on track also means considering all the angles to ensure my client’s short and long-term interests are fully protected and the terms make smart business sense.”
Michael Peterson serves clients in the fields of business and corporate transactions and entity formation, Internet law, real estate, and healthcare law.
Focused on California Business Clients and Core Industries
These clients include Internet businesses, land developers, commercial landlords and tenants, public healthcare districts and private hospital systems, and solid waste disposal companies. Michael’s client companies span a diverse range of businesses, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He handles a wide variety of general contracts including licensing, management consulting and services agreements for Internet companies and other businesses.
Negotiating Hospital Business Transactions and
An additional focus of Michael’s practice is drafting and negotiating intricate licensing agreements for hardware and software applications, and Internet subscription agreements for end users and documents governing hospital transfers and related financing, commercial leases, joint ventures (including complicated management, profit sharing, and preferred return provisions).
Securing a Hospital Lease Compliant with Earthquake
Michael was a key member of Archer Norris team to successfully negotiate a $500 million, 60-year hospital replacement/lease agreement to meet hospital earthquake retrofit requirements. He also is part of the Archer Norris team documenting and administering a four-year hospital transition.
Structuring Complex Real Estate Development Deals
Michael has negotiated and drafted a variety of complex agreements for real estate transactions. These include land acquisition and sale contracts for residential developers, with contingencies for the complex approval and permitting process accompanied by such developments.
State Bar of California, 1989
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Environment and Natural Resources
Financial Services Litigation
Financial Services Transactions
Forensic Audits and Fraud Investigation
Government Agency Representation
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Real Estate & Land Use