Michele L. Cohen has a real estate and business transactions practice primarily in the areas of business and technology law and commercial real estate transactions.
Michele provides advice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including management of both national and regional leasing programs. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and related documentation for retail, office and industrial properties, and including both pad and in-line leases. Michele also represents clients in the acquisition, development and operation of real property in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Real estate clients include:
Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge, Michele served as associate general counsel to The Ryland Group, Inc., a national, publicly held real estate homebuilder and mortgage finance company. Michele is a Past-President of CREW-Baltimore (and serves on committees for the National CREW Network), and is a member of ICSC and NAIOP.
Michele's business and technology practice is broad based and includes business and information technology counseling for both cloud-based and "brick and mortar" providers and users of technology. She provides advice on all aspects of business and technology contracting, including licensing, consulting services, branding and product placement, e-commerce, and privacy and data security issues. Michele represents clients in the preparation and negotiation of a broad range of transactional agreements, including:
Michele also counsels clients on regulatory compliance and privacy law requirements specific to companies involved in e-commerce and other internet related areas. Clients include software developers and consultants, manufacturing and distribution companies, technology providers, and corporate users of intellectual property.
United Way of Central Maryland, Women's Leadership Initiative
American Bar Association
CREW Network: Membership Education Committee; Member Industry Research Committee
District of Columbia Bar Association
Howard County Bar Association
Leadership of Howard County, Maryland - Class of 2000
Licensing Executives Society
Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship - Advisory Board
Maryland State Bar Association
Miles & Stockbridge Women's Network: Co-Chairwoman
NAIOP - Central Maryland Chapter Legislative Committee
Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Real Estate Law (2018)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed