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Mike served in the Florida House of Representatives for 12 years representing the North Miami Beach/Aventura area. During his tenure in the legislature, he served as chair of the House Health Care Committee and House Health & Rehabilitative Services Subcommittee on Appropriations where he acquired immense knowledge of the appropriations process. As one of few people to serve four straight years as chair of the House Finance & Taxation Committee, Mike has vast experience related to the effect of state tax policy on private companies, healthcare, transportation and public education.
After retiring from the legislature, Mike returned to Miami and began a career in the private sector, advocating for a number of Florida clients before federal, state, county, and city government officials. Prior to joining Ballard Partners, Mike co-chaired the Government Affairs & Public Policy Practice at a large national law firm and investment banker. His client base includes businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities, counties and healthcare entities, specifically as it relates to appropriations at the state and federal levels. Currently he is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and frequent op-ed contributor to the Miami Herald.
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