Mike Dal Lago, the founder of Dal Lago Law, has more than 20 years of experience providing customized and comprehensive legal business solutions for businesses in Southwest Florida worth $1.5 million and more. He has consistently been recognized in Florida Trend’s prestigious Legal Elite list, and is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive for their professional ethics and legal ability by their peers and judiciary. Mike is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York and New Jersey.
With broad experience in an array of industries including consumer retail, healthcare and real estate, Mike has represented mid-market clients in some of the largest and most challenging cases in the nation such as Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., General Motors, Chrysler, Enron Corp., WorldCom, Inc., General Growth Properties, and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, to name a few. He employs a holistic multidisciplinary business and legal approach for every stage in the lifecycle of a business – from formation and corporate governance to growth and maintenance. In the unfortunate event of financial distress, Mike offers clients value-added expertise and strategies for navigating corporate restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcies.
Prior to founding his law firm in 2012, Mike was a Corporate Bankruptcy Partner at a Cleveland, Ohio based midsize firm in Naples. He moved to Naples, Florida from New York City where he began his career working at a prestigious 130+ attorney law firm. He practiced there for 13 years, working his way up the ladder from Associate to Bankruptcy Partner. Mike began his legal career in 1999 as an Associate at a full service Manhattan-based firm that was founded in 1830.
Mike has been very involved with the Southwest Florida community and professional organizations since moving to Naples. He is the former President of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association, and has served on the Boards of The Village School of Naples and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast. Mike was a member of the Leadership Collier Class of 2015 and a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. He is also the former president of the Naples Toastmasters Club.
Mike Dal Lago received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1998. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike was born and raised in New Milford, New Jersey. He currently lives in Naples, Florida with his wife and two sons.
New York Law School
State of Florida
State of New York
State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Collier County Bar Association
Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association
Former Board Member of The Village School of Naples
Former Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Member of the Leadership Collier Class of 2015
Former Volunteer for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
Former President of the Naples Toastmasters Club
LLC Interests in Bankruptcy, Adverse Witness, Vol. 122, September 2013
Limited Liability Company Revisions, Co-Authored With Jeanne L. Seewald,
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Good news for distressed small businesses, Vol 187, February 2020
Emory University School of Law
J.D. with Transactional Law and Skills Certificate, 2018
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Collier County bar Association
Participant, Florida Gulf Coast University Leadership Academy
Lifetime Member, Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association
Volunteer, Greater Naples Fire District Toy Drive, 2003-Present
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Mr. Haman is an Associate Attorney at Dal Lago Law. He assists companies at all stages of their corporate development, primarily representing debtors and creditors as they navigate the complexities of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He was recently selected to participate in Florida Gulf Coast University’s 2020 Leadership Academy.
Prior to joining Dal Lago Law, Mr. Haman honed his legal writing skills as a Judicial Extern with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2019.
Mr. Haman received his Doctor of Law degree from Emory University School of Law in 2018. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Law’s Transactional Law and Skills Certificate program – one of the most celebrated and prestigious experiential learning programs in the United States.
Mr. Haman earned the privilege of serving as a Managing Editor for the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, where he received a journal certificate for “excellence in Legal Scholarship”. In 2017, he wrote numerous decisions for Administrative Judges while serving as a Summer Judicial Clerk with the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mr. Haman received his Bachelor of Science from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015, and is a graduate of its Leadership Academy.
He is currently a member of the American Bar Association and the Collier County Bar Association, and a Lifetime Member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association.
A native of Naples, Florida, Mr. Haman works to ensure Florida fosters a business environment friendly to investors and vendors alike.