Mike Chivell was elected chairman of the firm in 2016 and focuses on client relations, strategic planning, community relations, and lateral recruitment.
From 2007-2016, Mike served as the firm’s managing partner and chaired its Executive Committee. In this role, Mike oversaw the strategic growth of the firm, including the expansion of the firm into Colorado by combining with a large group of attorneys practicing in the Denver market.
His practice focuses on general corporate matters with special emphasis upon responsibilities of boards of directors. He counsels a number of nonprofit entities, political subdivisions, corporations and privately held companies. In this role, he assists management with financial and legal matters as well as rights, responsibilities and governance issues. He has broad experience working with a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions including numerous mergers and acquisitions, commercial development and leasing, and corporate finance.
Mike Chivell received his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976 and J.D., with distinction, from University of Iowa School of Law in 1983.