Building Lasting
Relationships with Clients


Generating Value
through Creative Solutions


We Know You by Name,
Not a Number



Representing businesses and individual clients with practicality that delivers the best results.

We are recognized by Super Lawyers Rising Stars!

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

Perkinson Legal is recognized on that list, we are proud of this achievement and are ready to put our expertise to work for you.

Education and Experience

Michael earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University. He returned home to attend law school at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Corporate Guidance →
Business Transactions →
Mergers & Acquisitions →
Estate Planning →
Trust Administration →
Contract Negotiation →

“To be a great attorney, you have to make sure people see you as someone they can confide in.”


Outside general counsel for privately owned companies.

Business Transactions

Build the right team to bring the transaction to an efficient and effective closing, including lenders, employment and employee benefits experts.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Guide clients through the acquisition or divestiture of privately owned businesses, from the LOI through the post-closing transitory stage.

Estate Planning

Create estate plans tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals and families, and retitle assets to coordinate with the Trust(s).

Trust Administration

Document planning including Wills, Living Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Powers of Attorney.

Contract Negotiation

Represent individual clients regarding the negotiation of employment agreements, compensation, and direct investments.