Michael Pugh, Esq.

Senior Attorney
40+ years of experience

Education

Columbia University, College of Law, LL.M. in Foreign and Comparative Law: Jervey Fellowship from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law; studied at University of Munich, West Germany

University of Florida, College of Law, J.D. with honors: Law Review; Florida Blue Key; Student Body Secretary for Legal Affairs; Law School Senator; Moot Court; Phi Delta Phi; Law Center Scholarship

Auburn University, B.A. with honors: Who’s Who; Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary; Phi Delta Theta History Honorary; Editor “Tiger Club” magazine; Co-editor “Greeks at Auburn” magazine; Assistant Editor, College Annual; Interfraternity Executive Cabinet; Student Body Executive Cabinet; Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity: Domain Conference Chairman, Secretary; Dean’s Lists; various scholarships

Courts

US Supreme Court 
US Court of Appeals, D.C. 
US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 
US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 
US Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit 
US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit 
US District Court, Northern District of Florida 
US District Court, Middle District of Florida 
All Florida State Courts 

Experience

US Department of Justice: Appellate Section, Antitrust Division 
Associate Director: Continuing Legal Education, FSU College of Law 
Instructor: University of Miami College of Law 
Law Clerk: Chief Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Florida 

Areas of Practice

Advise, litigate, preparation and/or review of documents as to:
antitrust – restraint of trade and monopolies; appeal; business matters; commercial matters; computer and internet law; construction; contracts, such as: acquisition agreements, articles of incorporation – corporations, articles of organization – limited liability companies, asset purchase agreements, assignments, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, corporate policies and procedures, dispute settlement agreements, distributorship agreements, employee manuals and policies, employment and personnel agreements, intellectual property rights agreements, internet or website agreements, internet click-through agreements, lease agreements, licensing agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, litigation settlement agreements, loan agreements, merger agreements, mortgages, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, partnership agreements – general and limited liability, powers of attorney, promissory notes, purchase orders, real estate sales and purchase agreements, service agreements, shareholder agreements, software agreements, stock or limited liability company member interest purchase agreements, stock or limited liability company membership interest sales agreements, supply agreements, trade secret protection agreements, trust agreements, website access agreements and vendor agreements; corporations; dispute and litigation settlement; distributorship matters; employment matters; equal employment matters; fraud and misrepresentation; health and hospital matters; international trade; licensing matters; limited liability companies; malpractice; partnership matters; personal injury and property damage; probate and trust matters; real estate matters – simple and complex and trade secret protection matters

Activities

World Trade Council of Northwest Florida, Inc., President and Chairman (two terms)
President, Board of Directors, Volunteer Pensacola, Inc., a non-profit agency
Rotary International