Michael Weaver is a business transactional attorney who believes in earning client trust through independent performance, efficiency, quality decision-making and effective strategic planning. Michael has extensive experience with entity formations, mergers and acquisitions for privately owned profit and non-profit LLCs, Corporations and Partnerships, equity partner buyout negotiation and business strategy.
Michael attended Baylor University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Economics. Michael then went to the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he graduated with his J.D. in 1988.
Upon graduating law school, Michael worked in-house for JP Morgan Chase where he coordinated all of the intellectual property activities of Chase in the Southwest Region of the US, implemented new, efficient contract and compliance processes, raised the awareness of intellectual property and e-commerce issues and the value of protecting those ideas and products created at Chase.
Michael became the Operations Director & Vice President at Chase PULSE in 2000 where he directed all performance and regulatory compliance aspects of the outsourced Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Services relationship between JP Morgan Chase Bank and the PULSE EFT Association.
Over the next 15 years, Michael acted in a general counsel capacity for a variety of clients, both small start-ups and large corporations where he broadened his focus and sharpened his skills. He is an experienced drafter and negotiator of multi-party, complex commercial transactions involving technology and licensing, software, hardware, consulting, telecommunications and commercial real estate. He also has experience negotiating and drafting master services and consulting agreements and all applicable vendor RFIs, RFPs, RFQs, bidder conferences, and issue/dispute management.
Michael is skilled with vendor and client relationships, intellectual property strategy, vendor procurement contracting and negotiation, compliance procedures and related form creation and management, regulatory policy oversight, employer legal issues, EEOC investigation oversight and training.
He has negotiated and drafted all types of commercial loan documents for middle market secured lending transactions (including credit agreements, notes, real estate sale, lease and mortgage related documents for commercial real estate and equipment, assignments & participations, intercreditor agreements, etc.). He has also drafted home and condominium owner declarations of covenants, conditions restrictions, and easements for real estate developments.
Michael Weaver joined Adair Myers Graves Stevenson in 2015 where he focuses on helping businesses grow. Michael considers himself an entrepreneur at heart and this helps him understand what motivates his clients. Because of his tremendous amount of experience, Michael is able to establish great relationships with his clients and protect their best interests.