Michael Hamilton is the Chair of O'Melveny's Project Development & Real Estate Practice. Michael advises clients in real estate, finance, and corporate restructuring transactions, and is nationally recognized for his borrower-side finance practice, representing numerous borrowers in loans of all shapes and sizes across the nation. During 20+ years of practice, Michael has originated hundreds of loans on behalf of borrowers in excess of US$125 billion. Michael also represents corporate and institutional owners of large property portfolios, and is highly experienced in crafting unconventional solutions for challenged assets, such as environmentally contaminated properties.
Prior to practicing law, Michael was an environmental geologist. He worked with a national consulting firm in the assessment of environmental contamination and the design of remediation systems.