Michael R. (“Mike”) Rasor specializes in counseling and advising privately held businesses, both in transactions and disputes. Mike seeks to be more than just an attorney for his business clients, but also an all-purpose adviser.
Several publications have identified Mike as a leader in law and public service. In November 2017, Crain’s Cleveland selected Mike as one of its Forty Under 40 top young professionals in Northeast Ohio. In March 2015, the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club named Mike as one of the 25 most promising leaders under 35 years old in Cleveland.
In addition to his legal practice, Mike is serving his fifth term as a City Councilman At-Large in the City of Stow, Ohio (pop. 35,000). Mike was elected unanimously as President of City Council in 2016. He serves as Chairman of the Planning Committee.
Some of Mike’s recent transactions include:
Mike has also litigated and defended a wide range of commercial and civil disputes, including the following subject matter:
The businesses that Mike represents come from a diverse range of industries, including:
Like many other Cavitch attorneys, Mike is an author and editor of Ohio Transaction Guide and Current Legal Forms, which keeps Mike up-to-date on developments in various areas of Business Law, including:
Mike also serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit corporations: Cpl. Joseph A. Tomci Memorial Foundation and The Stow Community Improvement Corporation. In addition, Mike is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Fraternal Order of Police Associates, and Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce.
Mike received both his law degree and baccalaureate degree from The University of Akron. As an undergraduate student, Mike studied communications (journalism) and political science and graduated summa cum laude. He was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper, the Buchtelite. He also was a writer for the Akron Beacon Journal’s Business section and the Indianapolis Star’s Sports section.
In law school at the University of Akron, Mike’s GPA was ranked No. 7 in his class of 135 students. He was selected as the Editor-in-Chief of the Akron Law Review, which is considered one of the top law journals in the nation. Mike also participated on Akron’s Moot Court team that competed in Madison, Wisconsin.
In addition to serving on nonprofit boards, Mike volunteers his time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark Counties. In his spare time, Mike enjoys golfing, running, playing piano, and reading. Mike and his wife Laura are members at The Chapel in Akron and live in Stow.
Please call or e-mail Mike today if you think he can assist you or your business. Mike understands the value of customer service, and he strives to promptly return all phone calls and e-mails.