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.