Michael Ostermeyer is a seasoned adviser who focuses on results. With more than 25 years of legal experience advising clients on commercial real estate, he understands that the best counsel resides not just in dispensing considered legal answers, but rather in tailoring solutions to reflect a competent understanding of business context. To do this, Mike combines formal business training and recognized business perspective with considerable depth of experience in corporate portfolios and public real estate projects.
In the firm’s Real Estate Services practice, Mike serves national, regional, and governmental owners of and investors in real property. His practice focuses on three areas:
- Guiding public development and public infrastructure projects
- Advising corporate, commercial, industrial, and institutional clients—and others who own real estate as an operating rather than a financial asset—in handling and positioning their portfolios
- Developing commercial, institutional, and industrial realty
Within these areas of emphasis, Mike regularly oversees the handling of significant real estate assets, including multi-site portfolios. He has substantial experience with merger and acquisition and balance sheet transactions. In addition, he regularly addresses real estate-related issues of school, municipal, and tribal law.
Mike has previously been recognized by Chambers USA in its Leading Lawyers for Business. Clients who have offered their assessments to Chambers praise Mike as “very strategic and experienced,” “easy to work with,” “effective in negotiations,” “solution-oriented,” and—most importantly—“an attorney who knows how to get the job done.” They also remark on his “imagination and creativity,” and on his tendency to “stay calm under pressure and focus on the issues that really matter.” Finally, they commend his industriousness, efficiency, and “top-notch client service.”