Michael Head

Of Counsel

(317) 847-0537
mike@rsindy.com

Overview

Mike focuses his practice on serving the legal needs of new and established small to midsize businesses and their owners. He has counseled entrepreneurs in the creation of companies in a wide range of industries including technology, healthcare, entertainment, transportation, and real estate – to name a few.

As outside general counsel, Mike assists a number of companies with their everyday legal needs including the negotiation, drafting and review of routine and complex business agreements including franchise agreements; employment-related matters including drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants as well as the creation and implementation of company policies and procedures; and collection efforts. Mike devotes a substantial portion of his practice to working with information technology (IT) companies and is experienced in handling the legal issues and business relationships that are unique to that industry.

Mike has assisted with the purchase and sale of businesses (both entity and asset only) and helped facilitate growth through venture capital investments. He offers seasoned advice and guidance throughout all stages of the business life cycle including shepherding clients through unfortunate but sometimes necessary business “divorces” and difficult “end of life” decisions. His practice is not limited to for-profit enterprises as he also serves as outside counsel to a local non-profit corporation and has assisted a number of others with various legal issues.

Not only does Mike assist his business clients with their transactional needs, he also helps them resolve business disputes and when necessary, prosecutes and defends claims on their behalf in Indiana state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court. He is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients in the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court.

In addition to his general business advising practice, Mike has also assisted individuals and businesses with debt-related issues, including both informal workouts and bankruptcy. Mike is also one of only a few attorneys in the Indianapolis area who represents both employers and employees in unemployment benefit appeals proceedings before the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and its Unemployment Insurance Review Board.

Mike is passionate about the local entrepreneur community.  When he is not busy assisting his clients, Mike can often be found speaking at legal and business seminars, workshops and conferences – offering insight on a variety of topics of interest to business owners and their counsel.

Prior to joining Reichel Stohry LLP, Mike was Of Counsel for a mid-size general practice firm, and was also a founding and managing partner of a general business practice partnership in Indianapolis.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (honors), Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN – 2001

Law School: Juris Doctor, Health Care Law Concentration (cum laude), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN – 2004

Community & Professional Involvement

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Revitalization Association

Advisory Board Member, Dreamapolis Community Inc.

Advisory Board Member, PitchFeast Corp.

Advisory Board Member, The Indy Startup Challenge

Advisory Board Member, Brewer & Associates

Speaking Engagements (frequent)

National Business Institute

Inventrek Technology Park

Dreamapolis

PitchFeast

Logika International

B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Business) Indianapolis

Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition

Awards & Recognitions

Rising Star (Business Litigation), Super Lawyers, 2014

Rising Star (Business/Corporate), Super Lawyers, 2015

Rising Star (Business/Corporate), Super Lawyers, 2016

Rising Star (Business/Corporate), Super Lawyers, 2017

Bar & Court Admissions

Indiana

United States District Court – Northern District of Indiana

United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana

United States Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Indiana

 

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