Mike Flowers is a trusted business advisor, as well as a persistent advocate for diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. His focus on diversity issues led to him being named the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the firm. In that role, Mike works with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and firm leadership to develop, implement, and execute the firm’s aggressive initiatives around diversity and inclusion. Mike champions policies that impact attorney and staff recruiting, increase attorney retention and engagement, and create an inclusive and welcoming culture. Mike works with clients and prospects to learn about their diversity initiatives and develops strategies to work side by side to further the missions of both organizations.
Mike helps business owners and entrepreneurs work to advance their enterprises and he is often in the room when his clients consider significant events in the life cycle of their business. They trust him to help them develop and implement strategies for business structure, succession planning, and acquisition and divestitures. Additionally, Mike helps clients secure debt and equity financing and negotiate and finalize major vendor contracts. His clients include publicly traded manufacturing companies, private equity funds, regional public and private non-profits, regional and national real estate developers, and higher education institutions.