We are pleased to welcome Michael Van Dyke as an associate attorney in the firm’s business practice group. His practice includes assisting businesses in corporate formation, business transactions and planning, ownership agreements, shareholder disputes, real estate matters, and financing and regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining Cosgrave, Michael was the Legislative Policy Director for the Oregon Association of Realtors®, where he helped set the legislative priorities for one of the largest trade associations in Oregon, and provided legal guidance on property transactions.

“We’re excited to have Michael on board,” says Managing Partner Jill Laney. “His background in real estate and understanding of legislative policy make him an ideal fit for our business practice group.”

Michael has bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from Oregon State University, and earned his law degree from Chapman University School of Law, where he served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor for the Chapman Law Review.

During law school, Michael worked as an extern for the California Court of Appeals and for a civil litigation firm in Southern California, focusing on construction defects and real estate issues. For the past decade, he has been actively involved with the Relay for Life program, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.