Michael D. Goler, Esq.



Phone: (216) 696-3366 Ext. 6370

E-Fax: (216) 274-9622

E-mail: Goler@MGFL-law.com

Michael Goler's practice primarily focuses on corporate, real estate, and financing law and related areas, with specialties in real estate, financial institution transactions (loans, restructures, secondary market, and regulatory issues), and technology-related matters (including mergers, acquisitions, software licensing, copyrights, and trademark protection).  He served for three years as in-house counsel to a major federally chartered thrift; and his banking practice has involved a wide range of regulatory and financing matters for lenders and borrowers across the country.  His real estate practice includes representation of owners, developers, tenants, and lenders involved in various aspects of project development, from the structuring and conceptualization of the project and the acquiring entities to site assemblage, acquisition, governmental approvals, governmental financing assistance, leasing, mezzanine financing, intercreditor relationships and workout/bankruptcy situations, as well as complex unsubordinated ground lease financings and HUD transactions.  His work includes many years of litigation representing borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court.  His real estate and financing work has also included work on many different environmental issues, from USTs and brownfields voluntary clean-up projects to wetlands disputes.  He regularly acts as special Ohio counsel for out-of-state borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of real estate and commercial financing transactions and related issues.  He has served as an arbitrator in court-ordered proceedings as well as proceedings under the auspices of the National Arbitration Forum.  He joined Miller Goler Faeges Lapine LLP in 1994.

AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Selected by his peers as an Ohio "real estate" Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in America for Real Estate Law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Real Estate; in 2017 received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

ACMA Fellow
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