Michael Tamburini already was a seasoned financial services lawyer, experienced in commercial loan enforcement, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation, when he stepped away from private practice in 2002 to manage a couple of multi-specialty physician groups.
As a C-suite health care executive, Mike applied his legal prowess to running a business, overseeing regulatory compliance, risk management, patient relations and managed care contract negotiations and construction of a 12,000-square-foot medical office building.
Having been in business owners’ shoes, Mike says, “I have a rare understanding of and an appreciation for what’s important to them. I have personally faced the challenges business owners have to address daily, such as the revenue cycle, risk management and maintaining good relations with clients and vendors.”
Mike returned to practicing law in 2010. Having experienced business from a perspective few attorneys do, he is mindful of the risks clients face and works to develop strategies that will help manage those risks.
Mike’s business edge was evident when he helped three partners in a single-asset real estate firm work through internal disputes that spanned several years, keeping dialogue open so the partners could explore options. Ultimately, two partners bought out the third, allowing the firm to stay in business and the third partner to receive fair equity from the operation.
“My experience on the business side makes my legal advice much more practical,” Mike said.
Prior to Levy Craig, Michael was Of Counsel in the financial services department of a major Kansas City-based law firm. Before that, he was administrator for two multi-specialty medical practices.
Successfully enforced both community bank and commercial mortgage-backed security loans, including prosecution of judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions.
Obtained full recovery for commercial mortgage-backed lender in New York condemnation proceedings of amounts due under a $2 million loan, pursuant to eminent domain statutes.
Represented primary secured lender in successfully defeating confirmation of Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan seeking to restructure $10 million real estate loan.
Representation of court appointed receivers where receivers successfully operated companies on an interim basis in different industries, including healthcare and manufacturing, and realized the maximum value for their assets through an orderly court-supervised liquidation.
Member of chapter 11 counsel team that successfully led first Ford Motor Company dealership to emergence from chapter 11.
Represent the interests and rights of surety clients in contractor bankruptcy proceedings.
Credit Abuse Resistance Program Presenter and Advisory Panel, Western District of Missouri.
Missouri Bar Association – Assignment for Benefit of Creditors Subcommittee (drafting proposed new legislation)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Business Litigation Committee
Published Works/ Presentations
Co-author, “The Chief Restructuring Officer’s Guide to Bankruptcy,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 2013
Medical Practice Management Web advisor, “How Medical Practices Can Improve Their Collection Efforts and Avoid Certain Associated Risks” (webinar), 2012
Commercial Law Web advisor, “Lending and Consumer Credit Protection Statutes” (webinar), 2012
“Limit Legal Problems Through Proper Billing Procedures,” MD News-Kansas City, 2011
J.D., Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 1987
Executive Editor, Notes and Comments, Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award – Top Grade in Contract Law
M.B.A., Business, University of Kansas, 1978
Honors: Small Business Administration Small Business Institute Counseling Competition Award
B.S., Business, University of Kansas, 1977
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