Michael O. Presbitero III

Michael O. Presbitero III

Associate Attorney
Location:
Plano, Texas
Phone:
469-331-6388
Fax:
972-767-4932
Email:

Michael Presbitero joined Starr Law Firm, P.C in November 2017. His practice focuses primarily on business/commercial and real estate transactional matters for small to mid-size private businesses. Prior to joining Starr Law Firm, P.C., Michael was an attorney with two Dallas law firms and represented clients in a variety of litigation (in state and federal courts) and non-litigation matters across the state of Texas, with a focus in business, creditor rights and commercial matters. He has experience representing clients in matters involving a variety of legal areas: mergers and acquisitions, real estate, contracts, insurance, bankruptcy, nonprofit, business/commercial (such as choice of entity and entity formation), estate planning and probate, and creditor's rights. He is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Illinois and licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Michael received his Jurist Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. Michael graduated summa cum laude, named a member of the Order of the Coif, and received a certificate in business law. During law school, he was a staff member for Volume 61 of the DePaul Law Review and served as Business Manager and Associate Editor on the Executive Board for Volume 62 of the DePaul Law Review. He was also a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity. In the year following law school, Michael passed both the Illinois and Texas State Bar Examinations. He was honored for his performance on the February 2014 Texas Bar Examination, earning the third highest score in the state of Texas.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a B.S. in Finance, conferred with high honors.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2013
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: DePaul Law Review, Volume 62, Business Manager and Associate Editor
    • Law Review: DePaul Law Review, Volume 61, Staff Member
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S. in Finance - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Third Highest Score on the February 2014 Texas Bar Examination
  • DePaul Law Review Board Member, Volume 62
  • DePaul Law Review Staff Member, Volume 61
  • Order of the Coif
  • Certificate in Business Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Plano Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Assistance League of Greater Collin County, Advisory Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Beasley, Hightower & Harris, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2014 - 2017