Michael Forshey is a seasoned and detail-oriented trial lawyer who assists clients in resolving business and commercial disputes by applying creative solutions and, when necessary, judicial intervention. During more than 30 years of practice, he has handled a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, focusing on financial transactions, intellectual property matters and the entertainment industry.
He has litigated numerous matters in the financial services industry, acting on behalf of companies that deploy capital into the market, including traditional lenders, specialty lenders, private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds.
Michael also has substantial experience representing celebrity and entertainment clients in protecting their IP rights, including addressing infringement in the marketplace and on the internet. He also represents celebrity clients on spokesperson, endorsement, licensing agreements and film agreements.
In addition to his regular practice, Michael has a long history of pro bono work. That includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.