michael r. ortiz
Michael is a partner, with expertise in business litigation, construction litigation, surety law, corporate formation and maintenance, commercial development, and commercial real estate, insurance defense, agent defense.
Michael has been practicing law since 1986 and offers a broad range of experience and client development, working in commercial litigation for construction, business, shareholders and business valuation disputes, as well as representing bonding & surety companies. He has negotiated hundreds of leases and secured positive outcomes for his clients with construction and business litigation issues.
Prior to forming Ortiz & Schick in June 2006, Michael was a partner with a mid-sized Durham firm for 13 years.
Corporate formation and maintenance
Commercial development/real estate
Syracuse University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978
University of Illinois, J.D.,1985
North Carolina Bar Association (litigation, construction, real property, and business law sections), Wake County Bar Association, American Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
All North Carolina state courts; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
"Vested Rights," N.C. County Attorney's Association, 1997
First United Methodist Church, Cary – member
Appalachian Service Project, FUMC-Cary – participant