Mike's Practice Areas
- Business & Transactional Law
- Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- Construction Industry
- Financial Institutions
- Health Care Practices, Nursing Homes & Retirement Centers
- Creditor's Rights
- Title Litigation
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Michael J. McKitrick
Mike McKitrick brings strategies and problem-solving to businesses by applying perspective and wisdom gleaned from over 30 years of practicing in both transactional law and commercial litigation. This duality allows Mike to introduce significant insights and preventative strategies in day-to-day operations.
Banking. Providing counsel for lenders and bank management, Mike advises on asset recovery, both secured and unsecured, loan workouts, and reorganizations. He also troubleshoots a variety of situations including regulatory issues (e.g., FDIC) and financial privacy matters.
Health Care Providers. Mike helps physicians and other care providers meet the requirements of the numerous, complex regulations under which they operate including Medicare and Medicaid compliance. He also counsels regarding the federal Stark and anti-kickback restrictions.
Real Estate and Construction. Representing contractors, investors, and owners, Mike is seasoned in the legal aspects of commercial real estate development and transactions. He handles purchase, sale, and lease negotiation of commercial properties. He also resolves title issues, construction disputes, breaches of contract, mechanics’ liens and lien foreclosures, partition disputes, licenses, easements, and indentures.
Corporate. Mike serves large and small businesses as outsourced general counsel through entity set-up, managing daily affairs, and helping when things go awry. He guides in structuring and negotiating business acquisitions, sales, risk analysis and prevention, litigation strategy, regulatory issues, and planning for growth and higher revenues. He also proactively counsels business owners through financial difficulties or any variety of claims against the business.
Mike models his personal service philosophy of “abilities”: availability, affability, and ability. His persistence and desire to understand and deal successfully with a variety of people have been core in the growth of his legal practice.
After law school, Mike served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
- J.D., with distinction, College of Law University of Iowa (1973), Iowa Law Review Board of Editors
- B.A., with distinction, Northern Illinois University (1970)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
- The Missouri Bar
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, former chair Real Estate and Development Committee of Business Law Section
SLARC: Human Rights Committee, former Professional Advisory Board member