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Michael J. Detro

Michael Detro primarily focuses his practice on complex business transactions involving financial institutions, payment systems and devices, and technology companies. Formerly an in-house counsel, Michael has routinely advised clients on complex commercial and corporate matters including product launch agreements, strategic initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, vendor and procurement agreements, and corporate governance. In addition, Michael has helped address the needs of startup, middle market, and well-established entities across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, technology, hospitality/restaurants, media/entertainment, retail, and real estate.

Additional Qualifications

  • Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Western Alliance Bancorporation/Western Alliance Bank, Phoenix, Ariz., 2013-2016
  • Associate, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Phoenix, Ariz., 2012-2013
  • Associate, Weiss Brown, PLLC, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2010-2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Lawrence F. Winthrop and Hon. Patrick Irvine, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, Phoenix, Ariz., 2008-2010

Professional & Community Activities

  • Election Day hotline volunteer, Election Protection, 2016 
  • Executive Committee Member; Mentor Team Captain – Invest Southwest Conference
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, 2011-2013

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Southwest Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2012-2013