Michael Beethe's practice focuses on corporate and healthcare law, real estate development, and commercial transactions. He is an experienced transactional attorney, with a strong litigation background in a broad range of practice areas, including negotiation and documentation of asset sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers, consolidations, financing arrangements, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, new entity formation and operations, and legal consultation for healthcare, real estate, retail and service entities.
Mr. Beethe worked as a trial lawyer for years, giving him greater insight and perspective on risk management issues facing his clients. This is bolstered by Mr. Beetheâs advanced education in business administration, which he obtained simultaneously with his juris doctor.
With respect to healthcare transactions, Mr. Beethe offers practical advice and creative solutions on practice transitions, including formation, sales and mergers, employment and human resource issues, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, disability insurance coverage and risk avoidance, independent contractor and managed care agreements, and general advice and consultation on a variety of other healthcare business concerns.
Mr. Beethe excelled on the Arizona State Bar Exam, earning the third-highest score in the state. He has also been named a "Top Attorney" by Arizona Business Magazine and Ranking Arizona in the area of Real Estate Transactions. Mr. Beethe is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is also admitted to practice in the Arizona Supreme Court, Missouri Supreme Court, Kansas Supreme Court and the United States District Court, District of Arizona.
Mr. Beethe received a B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Missouri â Kansas City. During law school, Mr. Beethe was the Editor-in-Chief of The Urban Lawyer, the highly-circulated American Bar Association publication on government law. Mr. Beethe was also a member of the U.M.K.C. Law Review, and published his Comment, Railroads Suing Injured Employees: Should the Federal Employers' Liability Act Allow Railroads to Recover From Injured Railroad Workers For Property Damages?