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SAN DIEGO (Oct. 20, 2022): Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP (HFM) is proud to welcome its newest partner, Michael P. Burns, who will be a part of HFM’s Corporate & Securities and Real Estate Law practice groups.

In his practice, Burns represents builders, developers, and investors on a variety of real estate transactions, including leasing, purchase and sale agreements, and development transactions. His corporate work includes advising clients in structuring and negotiating complex merger, acquisition, disposition, joint venture, reorganization, and finance transactions.

“Mike is a talented attorney with strong client relationships and a long record of success,” said Steve Cologne, HFM’s Managing Partner. “As HFM expands our real estate and corporate business practices, we are confident Mike will contribute to the continued success of our Firm and our clients.”

Burns earned both a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) degree and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He previously also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from the University of the Pacific. An active member of the legal community, Burns has also served on the Board of Directors of the Upland Chamber of Commerce.

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a full-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For over 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s over 70 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond.