Mike, who has been with the firm since 1967 and served as the firm's managing partner for most of the 1990s, maintains a busy real estate practice, emphasizing commercial development, leasing and financing matters.
Widely recognized for his expertise in real estate law, Mike co-authored the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) "classic" Commercial Real Property Lease Practice in 1976. Since that time, he has written numerous articles on real property issues for CEB, as well as several chapters in CEB's Office Leasing book and Retail Leasing book.
He is a frequent speaker before numerous organizations, including the CEB, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Retail Tenants Association and the State Bar of California. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (elected in 1988) and is active in many other real estate trade organizations. Mike has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America each year since 1986.
Dean is a member of the State of California Commission on Disability Access, and is the Chair of the Commission's Civil Enforcement Committee which is charged with investigating alleged ADA litigation abuses and recommending potential corrective legislation.
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; J.D. (1967)
San Jose State College; B.A. (1964)