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Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Fax: 602.256.4475
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  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Professional + Civic

Mike is a founding member of Gammage & Burnham. His practice emphasizes creditors’ rights and construction issues, and also includes consulting and supervising throughout the firm’s areas of business. These include emphasis on creditors’ rights — bankruptcy cases, general litigation, loan documentation, work-outs, foreclosures and forcible detainers– as well as deficiency collection and accounts collection. His client list includes banks, developers, mortgage companies, distributors in various industries, restaurants and leasing companies.  He also has numerous clients in the agricultural, hospitality and non-profit sectors.

Mike is experienced in handling large lawsuits involving complex legal issues from crop damage claims and construction litigation to sophisticated Uniform Commercial Code cases.

His real estate practice includes construction, lending and finance, development, leasing and sales of retail, office, hotel, residential, multi-family and industrial properties and planned communities, as well as litigation.

Mike also represents construction clients, including architects, engineers, contractors and material suppliers, in lien and bond claims and other litigation, as well as in contract negotiation and preparation. He advises clients on day-to-day business transactions, preparing and perfecting security interests, preparing sales and license agreements, distribution agreements, credit agreements, copyright and trademark applications, other intellectual property matters, employment agreements and advice on labor and other issues.

Over the course of his career, Mike has earned recognition by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and North Valley Magazine. Mike is also a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix for 2019 in the area of Construction Law.

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona


  • Arizona Construction Law Book, HLK Global Communications (2015)
  • State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual (Chapters on Construction Liens and Stop Payment Notices)

Significant Representations

  • Collected $4,250,000 from a Mexican agricultural entity that was in insolvency court in Mexico City.
  • Successfully recovered pre-petition unsecured debt for suppliers in Chapter 11 proceedings of debtors in such diverse industries as mining and agriculture.
  • Successfully recovered more than $800,000 for a general contractor on a mechanic’s lien claim on a hospitality property.
  • Updated and revised all credit documents, including credit policies and procedures, credit applications, promissory notes and guarantees, for a national distributor of products.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • AIA Arizona, Member
  • Alliance for Construction Excellence, Former Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Member
  • Arizona Builders Alliance, Member
  • Arizona Farm Bureau, Member
  • Arizona Small Business Association, Member
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Member
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member
  • Barrow Neurological Foundation, Former Board Member and Former Secretary (2015-2018)
  • Board of Directors of Experience Scottsdale, Executive Committee (Ex-officio Member)
  • Central Arizona Society for Healthcare Engineering (CASHE), Former Member
  • Commercial and Financial Development Division of NACM (CFDD), Member
  • Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), Member
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Member
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Fellow
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • Credit Management Association (CMA), Member
  • Credit Professionals International (CPI), Member
  • Desert Mission – Honor Health, Former Board Member
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Ambassador
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Member (Chairman – 1994)
  • National Association of Credit Managers, Former Director of Arizona Chapter
  • Arizona Charitable Gift Planners (AZCGP) (fka Planned Giving Roundtable of Arizona), Member
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, Member
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Member
  • University of Arizona Engineering Council, Member
  • University of Arizona Law College Association, Member (President 2016-2018)
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA, Former Director (Chairman 2011-2012)